Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Francesca McDonagh: An ambitious choice signalling a new era

Francesca McDonagh: An ambitious choice signalling a new era

Bank of Ireland’s appointment of Francesca McDonagh should drive real change, culturally and operationally, within the bank, benefiting customers and shareholders alike

Michael Murray: Inspecting the performance of Irish company shares during the last recession is a worthwhile exercise

Michael Murray: Inspecting the performance of Irish company shares during the last recession is a worthwhile exercise

The market obviously discriminates between resilient well-capitalised staple-type companies and vulnerable highly geared cyclical ones

Michael Murray: Are investors getting a bargain on AIB?

Michael Murray: Are investors getting a bargain on AIB?

When the Minister for Finance finally raises the curtain on the AIB sale, investors will have much to ponder about our banking sector

Michael Murray: How to survive a bear

Michael Murray: How to survive a bear

Most investors fearing a stock market crash have a lot of options aside from selling out

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