Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Be fearful, not greedy, as bear market looms

Be fearful, not greedy, as bear market looms

Taking profits and exiting the market now must be tempting, even though we could still see another surge forward, as economic growth remains strong, inflation remains tame and productivity continues to rise

The future is bright, if you keep your eyes open

The future is bright, if you keep your eyes open

Technology is only bad news if you don’t keep abreast of developments. For the savvy investor, there are huge opportunities to be had

The global holiday firm that’s really going places

The global holiday firm that’s really going places

Hostelworld is a market-leading online booker, and its investment in technology and talent leaves it well placed to deliver further growth

Looking for the next big thing? think small

Looking for the next big thing? think small

Investing in small cap stocks involves higher risk, but it offers the greatest growth potential

Death and diversification

Death and diversification

Spread the risk and truly diversify by investing in bluechip stock across different sectors and different markets

The most successful investment lessons are learned at the school of hard knocks

The most successful investment lessons are learned at the school of hard knocks

Our education system fails to teach young people how and why they should invest their earnings. Dealing in equities can be tough, but you don’t have to be a genius

Prepare for change now, or be left behind by advancing technology

Prepare for change now, or be left behind by advancing technology

The pace of technological change and populist politics form a cocktail that makes long-term equity investment more challenging than ever

Sinn Féin in power? Be afraid, be very afraid...

Sinn Féin in power? Be afraid, be very afraid...

For an equity investor, the party’s policy proposals make for grim reading

The inheritance dilemma

The inheritance dilemma

Property or shares? Investing the proceeds of an inheritance gives plenty of food for thought

Is a share buyback always a good sign?

Is a share buyback always a good sign?

Buybacks usually indicate a strong balance sheet, but there is a potential downside

Why I won’t be selling my Ryanair stock any time soon

Why I won’t be selling my Ryanair stock any time soon

Yes, the company may be experiencing some turbulence but it isn’t reflected in its share price

Space: The final investment frontier?

Space: The final investment frontier?

It has its risks, but investing in the space exploration sector is a gambit full of potential for patient long-term operators with deep pockets

The many rewards and drawbacks of dividends

The many rewards and drawbacks of dividends

There have been some very irregular patterns in Irish companies’ dividend paying habits – and Ryanair’s track record is perhaps the most irregular, notwithstanding its huge success

How to protect your portfolio from Trump’s trade wars

How to protect your portfolio from Trump’s trade wars

Many clouds have been gathering – not least the Trump factor and rapidly rising leverage in China – making it difficult to be too buoyant about prospects for the stock market in the months ahead. For those who thrive, selectivity will be key

Break the chain and diversify away from property investment

Break the chain and diversify away from property investment

For investors, being conscious of correlated risks between share price performance in different sectors and companies is vital