Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

When steady firms hit turbulence

When steady firms hit turbulence

Ryanair and Greencore have sprung surprises on their shareholders recently that highlight operational, reputational and acquisition risks

Michael Murray: Ten Tips for spotting a takeover target

Michael Murray: Ten Tips for spotting a takeover target

There’s no substitute for keeping your ear to the ground - and your eyes open - when it comes to identifying a takeover candidate before the market does

An open letter to the new boss of BoI

An open letter to the new boss of BoI

Francesca McDonagh will find her in-tray overflowing with tasks, some of them more onerous than others

An investor’s guide to technology

An investor’s guide to technology

Technological progress isn’t just the driver of economic growth, it also signposts emerging trends and their potential for investors

Technology can trip up even blue-chip companies

Technology can trip up even blue-chip companies

Recent setbacks for WPP and Provident Financial are useful case studies from which investors can learn

Michael Murray: A divided board, but INM is doing some things right

Michael Murray: A divided board, but INM is doing some things right

Traditional media is a parlous place to be in terms of investment, but Independent News & Media has the balance sheet to weather challenging times

Buy-to-let vs Reits: the investor’s choice

Buy-to-let vs Reits: the investor’s choice

Investors often prefer buy-to-let over other forms of property investment. It’s time to think again

Valuing and spotting value is harder than it sometimes seems

Valuing and spotting value is harder than it sometimes seems

There are many traps in trying to accurately assess value, says Michael Murray

Industry’s travails may be behind Corcoran’s decision to call time

Industry’s travails may be behind Corcoran’s decision to call time

The likelihood of increased regulation in the gambling world probably weighed on the departing chief executive’s decision to leave

Michael Murray: Bank restructuring has a long way to go

Michael Murray: Bank restructuring has a long way to go

While AIB may have stolen a major march on Bank of Ireland in technology terms, Permanent TSB does not deserve to exist

Michael Murray: Trading Places

Michael Murray: Trading Places

Investment funds’ fees can seriously erode the value of your pension – but if you’re thinking about managing your own portfolio, get ready to learn on the job

Michael Murray: The hidden risks in our banks

Michael Murray: The hidden risks in our banks

Regulations have tightened on mortgage lending. That has incentivised banks to push alternative, riskier and higher-return lending opportunities such as car finance to consumers

Grab a slice of the Greencore action

Grab a slice of the Greencore action

Investors wait to see if sandwich giant will be as successful in the US as it has been in Britain

Michael Murray: How to position an equity portfolio for a swing to the left

Michael Murray: How to position an equity portfolio for a swing to the left

The success of politicians peddling the false promises of populism should send a shiver down investors’ spines

Is AIB a good buy?

Is AIB a good buy?

On the surface, the pillar bank’s reflotation looks set to reap the benefits of recovery – but read the fine print before you stake your pension on it