Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

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.

Michael Murray: If Sinn Féin is a driving force in the next government, will the last investor to leave the country please turn out the lights?

Michael Murray: If Sinn Féin is a driving force in the next government, will the last investor to leave the country please turn out the lights?

It's November 2015 and you are reflecting on your 65th birthday just over a year ago.

Michael Murray: Compass Group is an ideal multinational contract caterer whose shares I am happy to tuck away for the long term

Michael Murray: Compass Group is an ideal multinational contract caterer whose shares I am happy to tuck away for the long term

Relative safety, decent growth, and an attractive yield - all wrapped up in a single asset.

The Permanent problem: how do you fix a broken bank?

The Permanent problem: how do you fix a broken bank?

The future for Permanent TSB remains uncertain, and last week's agm will have brought little comfort for investors, writes Michael Murray.

Michael Murray: I seek out value, as opposed to instant growth. That's why I bought some shares in Bank of Ireland last week

Michael Murray: I seek out value, as opposed to instant growth. That's why I bought some shares in Bank of Ireland last week

Last week, I referred to people's emotional attachment to bricks and mortar - and their often sniffy disinterest in holding shares in a company.

Michael Murray: Property fever is here again, for better or worse, but you might be better off looking at alternatives to physical ownership

Michael Murray: Property fever is here again, for better or worse, but you might be better off looking at alternatives to physical ownership

Most Irish people seem addicted to property as an asset class.

Michael Murray: Financial education is the missing piece in the pension jigsaw

Michael Murray: Financial education is the missing piece in the pension jigsaw

Not too often does a British chancellor of the exchequer copy an initiative taken by an Irish finance minister on fiscal policy.

Michael Murray: Kuka - a promising German robot maker with real growth potential

Michael Murray: Kuka - a promising German robot maker with real growth potential

The challenges of identifying promising opportunities in the fast-moving high-tech sector have become more complicated as the pace of innovation has speeded up.