Michael Murray

Michael Murray

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Michael Murray: US horizons will be Greencore's biggest challenge - and its biggest opportunity

Michael Murray: US horizons will be Greencore's biggest challenge - and its biggest opportunity

Fifteen months ago, I bought shares in Greencore.

Michael Murray: Professional DIY investing has become both realistic and sensible for many

Michael Murray: Professional DIY investing has become both realistic and sensible for many

The past 15 years have seen some big changes in the landscape for investors in Ireland. And opened up some exciting opportunities.

Your Investments: The fall in global stock markets over the past month has to be seen in the context of the stellar gains of the previous three years

Your Investments: The fall in global stock markets over the past month has to be seen in the context of the stellar gains of the previous three years

Michael Murray: To plan for the future, look at the defensiveness of your portfolio and examine well-established, sturdily financed companies

Michael Murray: The gains may not be as impressive as they once were, but Diageo's cup is still more than half-full

Michael Murray: The gains may not be as impressive as they once were, but Diageo's cup is still more than half-full

With the market correction of recent weeks, Diageo's shares have fallen to a level which looks to be close to an attractive entry point for investors.

Michael Murray: As stock markets get choppy, a listed funeral undertaker such as Dignity plc looks on the surface like a safe haven. But even Dignity could face a pitfall along the funeral route.

Michael Murray: As stock markets get choppy, a listed funeral undertaker such as Dignity plc looks on the surface like a safe haven. But even Dignity could face a pitfall along the funeral route.

As stock markets become jittery and earnings disappointments accumulate, most investors will be considering the vulnerability of their equity portfolios.

Michael Murray: Investors should dig deep for data on marketing and sales to find the real story behind a brand

Michael Murray: Investors should dig deep for data on marketing and sales to find the real story behind a brand

The impact of an earnings disappointment on a company's share price is usually quite different to the impact of an earnings surprise.

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: Close Brothers' shares look like a serious performer in highly challenged financial sector.

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: things have changed in the banking sector, but not very much. For that reason, investors should steer well clear

Investment

Investment

Michael Murray: Is CRH the best play if you're looking for a higher risk and higher reward in the construction sector?

Investment: Stock markets are looking frothy, valuations stretched

Investment: Stock markets are looking frothy, valuations stretched

Michael Murray: DCC, operating in 13 countries, looks a fairly safe harbour for long term investment.

Getting the banks back working for us

Getting the banks back working for us

Restoring growth in the economy is not just the best way, but the only way the current 'dance of death' can be turned around, writes Michael Murray.

Banking inquiry cannot afford to be a token one

Banking inquiry cannot afford to be a token one

If there is belatedly to be a banking inquiry, then we need it to pore over every last detail - and to ask the hard questions that really matter, writes Michael Murray.

The smell of the banking crisis still lingers

The smell of the banking crisis still lingers

The past week has brought dire news for half the country's mortgage holders, for pensioners and for taxpayers - indeed for virtually every adult in the state.

The Inquisitor: Time to trim the fattest pensions in the land

The Inquisitor: Time to trim the fattest pensions in the land

A super-tax on the country's biggest and most bloated pensions is the best move that the government could make when drawing up next month's budget, writes Michael Murray.

Comment: The warped priorities of Irish banks' pension schemes

Comment: The warped priorities of Irish banks' pension schemes

There is a gross injustice over who gets what from banks' defined benefit schemes, writes Michael Murray.