Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

If inflation hits, quality bluechips are the best investment bets

If inflation hits, quality bluechips are the best investment bets

Price rises haven't been an issue for a decade or two, but nothing stays the same forever and it makes sense to buy your umbrella while the sun is still shining

How about them apples?

How about them apples?

Bulmers manufacturer C&C’s results have not been eye-catching, but its diversification into premium markets and its takeover potential make it a worthwhile investment

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

It’s time to relax legislation to let fund-owners cut out layers of rapacious intermediaries and avail of low-cost online brokers

When it pays to top up after you get sliced down

When it pays to top up after you get sliced down

A company’s share price can take a tumble through no fault of its own. Don’t panic: do your homework, and it might be an opportunity rather than a threat

Looking for a safe house

Looking for a safe house

While the property market’s finances and, dare we say it, fundamentals look strong, the worry remains that we are not prepared for a future downturn

The twin threats of Brexit and Corbyn

The twin threats of Brexit and Corbyn

Time is running out for investors to assess risks involved in British-linked stocks. Some major Irish companies could emerge unscathed, others will be hit hard

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