Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Michael Murray: Splash the cash for dividends

Michael Murray: Splash the cash for dividends

Investors mustn’t forget to monitor dividend performance, payment capacity and prospects, even if it seems that in bull markets dividends are insignificant relative to capital growth

Greencore’s growing pains

Greencore’s growing pains

It has been a hard grind for Greencore, but while uncertainty lies ahead, opportunity also knocks

When small is beautiful

When small is beautiful

Elephants don’t gallop, so investors may be better off seeking out opportunities among small companies with market niches that can be grown quickly from a lower base. But beware the entry route

As 2018 looms, investors have a lot to worry about

As 2018 looms, investors have a lot to worry about

The past five years have been a golden era for the equity market, but there are signs of a receding tide in support of free trade and movement of labour

Invested: What the Brexit fall-out will mean for investors

Invested: What the Brexit fall-out will mean for investors

Brexit gives rise to multiple issues for companies to consider, but investors should focus on the opportunities and threats the fall-out throws up

The roots of yet another scandal

The roots of yet another scandal

Let’s face up to the truth about banking: however generously paid, it is a dreadful business to be in these days. That’s where the trouble starts

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