Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Reckitt Benckiser looks best set to capitalise on global trends

Reckitt Benckiser looks best set to capitalise on global trends

While it is far from being the best known consumer goods firm, it has had uninterrupted international growth

Michael Murray: The Perils Of Populism

Michael Murray: The Perils Of Populism

“Little has happened in politics here over the past two years to give encouragement to the private investor. When did you last hear an Irish politician make a statement of support for private equity investors or risk-taking?”

The executive pay explosion

The executive pay explosion

The introduction of board-level executive pay disclosures has, paradoxically, resulted in a colossal rise in salaries

Building a share portfolio: 'Bargain basement' buying can prove foolish

Building a share portfolio: 'Bargain basement' buying can prove foolish

We all know that there are a million and one reasons why ‘earnings guidance’ can go wrong – sometimes significantly so

Mixing bluechips with younger company shares

Mixing bluechips with younger company shares

The banking crisis proved that bluechip status is not eternal, but mixing bluechips shares with those of well-managed companies is a good way of combining relative security with long-term growth

How to protect your portfolio from Brexit

How to protect your portfolio from Brexit

What will Brexit mean for Ireland’s publicly-traded companies? How should you protect your portfolio? What impact will Article 50 have on markets? Sunday Business Post markets columnist Michael Murray gives his expert view

Irish business dynasties: Taking stock of success

Irish business dynasties: Taking stock of success

Several Irish stock market companies are global leaders. But their success has been overshadowed by the decline of the banking sector and the indifferent performance of companies led by family dynasties

Pensions Special: There is no shortage of traps when choosing the right pension provider

Pensions Special: There is no shortage of traps when choosing the right pension provider

It is a crucial decision - more than half of your future after-tax pension income can be snaffled in fees each year

Big Tobacco running out of puff? Don’t bet on it

Big Tobacco running out of puff? Don’t bet on it

The tobacco industry has long been in the sights of regulators, governments and ethical investor lobbyists. Yet the industry is delivering stellar double-digit returns year after year

A Permanent problem

A Permanent problem

Permanent TSB is just one economic wobble, one external economic shock – however mild – away from returning to the intensive care ward

Is it time for investors to start worrying about inflation?

Is it time for investors to start worrying about inflation?

It has been a long time since inflation threatened investor portfolios, but it might be worth paying the price of a shelter for the future

Michael Murray: How attractive is AIB now?

Michael Murray: How attractive is AIB now?

Investors have much to ponder with a 25 per cent stake in the state-owned bank coming up for sale

Spotting likely takeover targets can be a rewarding investment strategy

Spotting likely takeover targets can be a rewarding investment strategy

One clear signal of companies with takeover potential are those with inferior margins relative to their sector

Michael Murray: Property companies a profitable long-term home for canny investors

Michael Murray: Property companies a profitable long-term home for canny investors

I have bought the shares not in expectation of a quick buck, but of long-term growth

Michael Murray: When it comes to buying shares, not all the answers are found in the numbers

Michael Murray: When it comes to buying shares, not all the answers are found in the numbers

More important than anything else these days in a business is governance and the corporate culture