Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Eastern promise

Eastern promise

Irish investors tend to be homebirds, but indirect exposure to overseas markets can be highly profitable

Short and sweet

Short and sweet

Profiting from others’ misfortune appeals to some people, and short selling can be a lucrative enterprise – but it requires nerves of steel

Why property has a place in my portfolio

Why property has a place in my portfolio

Shares in professionally managed property companies can offer the patient investor a relatively risk-free option with good returns

Don’t bank on big returns with BoI investment

Don’t bank on big returns with BoI investment

Despite Bank of Ireland’s solid results, profit margins are being hit by technological disruption, regulatory squeezing and increased competition

Stay alert and don’t panic

Stay alert and don’t panic

A share price fall need not be grounds for concern. Careful monitoring will help you identify when to get in and when to get out

Diageo’s targeting of premium spirits market pays off

Diageo’s targeting of premium spirits market pays off

The drinks company’s shares have broken records in the past fortnight, but even in leaner times it has paid its many Irish shareholders a consistent and growing dividend

Time to face the brave new world

Time to face the brave new world

No investor is immune to losses in their portfolio, but you can minimise this by looking beyond the numbers at the sustainability of business models – and how they are handling the tech revolution

Cevian may bring new perspectives to CRH

Cevian may bring new perspectives to CRH

Far from fearing activist investor Cevian, CRH shareholders will likely see it as a real asset to the company

UDG Healthcare is in rude health

UDG Healthcare is in rude health

The former distribution business United Drug has moved into the far more lucrative and exciting area of specialist healthcare services, which means I’ll be holding on to my stake

Beware a slowing market

Beware a slowing market

When the employment market is bloated, the housing sector is reaching its limits and the ‘boom is getting even boomier’, it’s time to batten down the hatches and look to the security of your investments

Don’t fall asleep at the wheel

Don’t fall asleep at the wheel

A rising market gives us all a false sense of security. But keeping a sharp eye on costs, fees and withholding taxes is essential for investors keen to build a healthy portfolio

Think like a winner

Think like a winner

If you take the time to investigate takeover targets, your rewards could be great

Lesson one: learn from your mistakes

Lesson one: learn from your mistakes

It takes time to become a master of the markets, but these ten resolutions can help you get there quicker

Brexit benefits of buying British

Brexit benefits of buying British

It sounds like madness, but there is no better time to invest in quality British property companies as shares trade at record discounts

Four resolutions to keep private investors flying high

Four resolutions to keep private investors flying high

Careful analysis and cutting out impulse decisions can lead to a profitable 2019 for investors