Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Have we really fixed the banks?

Have we really fixed the banks?

Ireland’s main banks have reported promising results, but will it be enough to convince investors to buy out the state’s stake?

Investment: Why cash is trash

Investment: Why cash is trash

Recent events have tempted many investors to sell out of the stock market. But being out can have its pitfalls too

Risk lurks all around to bring you down

Risk lurks all around to bring you down

The investment world is full of risk. But sometimes it is the least obvious ones that can bring the canniest investor down

Politicians unfriendly to private investors

Politicians unfriendly to private investors

The most recent British budget highlights just how unfriendly our politicians are to private investors

High yielding shares need careful consideration

High yielding shares need careful consideration

A broad range of issues must be considered when investing in high yielding shares. The more obvio...

Property is a useful addition to your portfolio

Property is a useful addition to your portfolio

You can add to your portfolio without investing in actual bricks and mortar

New AIB boss well equipped for challenges ahead

New AIB boss well equipped for challenges ahead

Bernard Byrne, the new boss of AIB, has many challenges ahead of him, but his strategy looks clear-eyed and focused

Investment: Fancy a flutter?

Investment: Fancy a flutter?

If you have a strong portfolio of solid performers, you may fancy a flutter on something risky with the potential for high rewards

Greece should leave the euro

Greece should leave the euro

Greece should devalue a restored drachma to a level that makes investment in the country highly attractive again

Global marriage vote airing boosts Brand Ireland

Global marriage vote airing boosts Brand Ireland

Investors should be alert to some business opportunities that will arise for a small number of Ir...

Good governance and transparency

Good governance and transparency

Many taxpayers fail to realise the extent to which they are shareholders in Ireland Inc and its subsidiaries, and why good governance and transparency are critical to their interests.

New bank investors will seek assurance

New bank investors will seek assurance

The past seven years has been a horrible grind for Irish banking. But we look to be nearing the ...

Beware the public sector pay landmine

Beware the public sector pay landmine

The Tory victory in Britain has given the coalition hope, but Fine Gael must beware the public sector pay landmine

Pulling the strings of power

Pulling the strings of power

Don’t underestimate the influence of spin-doctors and industry lobbyists when it comes to big business.

HSBC best placed to capitalise on rich opportunities

HSBC best placed to capitalise on rich opportunities

Looking back over the past five years of financial turmoil, I have been lucky enough to have had ...