Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Michael Murray: Monsanto's robust business model, and the dynamics of the food market, make it a pricey but worthwhile investment

Michael Murray: Monsanto's robust business model, and the dynamics of the food market, make it a pricey but worthwhile investment

There are no certainties in the stock market.

Michael Murray: BMW looks set to motor strongly on into the lifestyles of the wealthy in developing countries, and attract investors

Michael Murray: BMW looks set to motor strongly on into the lifestyles of the wealthy in developing countries, and attract investors

Early signs of a construction revival could hold value for investors, writes Philip Connolly

Michael Murray: For half a century our national airline was a basket case. But Aer Lingus now looks to be edging closer to real stock market success

Michael Murray: For half a century our national airline was a basket case. But Aer Lingus now looks to be edging closer to real stock market success

Can you ever remember a time when Aer Lingus was firing on all cylinders?

Michael Murray: The business model of Kerry Group looks more robust and devoid of complacency than ever

Michael Murray: The business model of Kerry Group looks more robust and devoid of complacency than ever

The One Kerry Transformation Programme has been running at a cracking pace since 2012.

Bountiful Burgundy

Bountiful Burgundy

Michael Murray was treated to the gastronomic and vinicultural experience of a lifetime in France’s most celebrated wine region.

Michael Murray: Sexual wellbeing is a rapidly growing global market, and Reckitt Benckiser's shares look best placed to benefit from it

Michael Murray: Sexual wellbeing is a rapidly growing global market, and Reckitt Benckiser's shares look best placed to benefit from it

Readers in their mid-50s and older will recall the repressive society that Ireland was up to 35 years ago.

Michael Murray: In stock markets, it can be easier to make money by betting on losers, not winners. But shorting can be a perilous practicea

Michael Murray: In stock markets, it can be easier to make money by betting on losers, not winners. But shorting can be a perilous practicea

To some socialist thinkers, shorting stock - ie, betting on and profiting from a company's future distress - is disgusting and immoral.

Michael Murray: Predictions of a bear market are increasing, and there are some ominous signs. It's vital to prepare for the turn

Michael Murray: Predictions of a bear market are increasing, and there are some ominous signs. It's vital to prepare for the turn

Since the market touched bottom in March 2009, there has been a tremendous bull run, with the British market up by over 90 per cent and the US market doubling.

Michael Murray: Where is the value in investing in the big listed retail multiples? Let's find out

Michael Murray: Where is the value in investing in the big listed retail multiples? Let's find out

The supermarket sector has been going through a tough time, both here and in Britain.

Michael Murray: When choosing between an investment trust and a unit trust, consider liquidity and panic selling

Michael Murray: When choosing between an investment trust and a unit trust, consider liquidity and panic selling

Not everyone wants to pick their own individual shares.

Michael Murray: The road ahead may be uncertain, but demand for luxury cars in emerging markets mean that BMW's share price is one to build on

Michael Murray: The road ahead may be uncertain, but demand for luxury cars in emerging markets mean that BMW's share price is one to build on

The motor industry is highly cyclical, but the scars of recession on BMW's back from the downturn of the past five years have been modest.

Michael Murray: choosing the safest paths into emerging markets is critical because all far away fields look green

Michael Murray: choosing the safest paths into emerging markets is critical because all far away fields look green

Despite recent setbacks, emerging markets have delivered stellar returns for investors over the medium term.

How to run a banking inquiry

How to run a banking inquiry

As the Oireachtas bank inquiry prepares to enter the complex labyrinth of Irish banking, here's what to ask, what paper trails to follow, and how not to waste time.

Michael Murray: Wilbur Ross selling his stake in Bank of Ireland should lead to a more liquid market in the bank's share

Michael Murray: Wilbur Ross selling his stake in Bank of Ireland should lead to a more liquid market in the bank's share

There was nothing surprising about the announcement of Wilbur Ross's sale of his remaining stake in Bank of Ireland.

Michael Murray: The potentially disruptive impact of technology on business models is often overlooked by investors seeking value

Michael Murray: The potentially disruptive impact of technology on business models is often overlooked by investors seeking value

By nature, I am a conservative investor.