Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Staying on top of your pension pot

Staying on top of your pension pot

A worthwhile pension is likely to cost you more than your home and garden . . . and it requires almost as much attention and cultivation

Michael Murray on surviving inflation

Michael Murray on surviving inflation

While inflation has been tame over the past decade, preparing an investment portfolio for higher inflation in the future could be a sensible move

Beware the allure of high-income bonds

Beware the allure of high-income bonds

They may seem like a tempting alternative to cash or other asset classes, but investing in corporate bonds is a complicated business

Core values hold steady – for now

Core values hold steady – for now

Tough challenges abound for Greencore’s management. Shareholder patience may endure for the moment, but not indefinitely

Place your bets on Paddy Power’s ability to clear minor hurdles

Place your bets on Paddy Power’s ability to clear minor hurdles

Even with the ever-present spectre of regulatory interjection, the Irish-bred bookmaker has built a resilient tech-led business that’s worth a punt

Low profile, high potential

Low profile, high potential

Intertek, the largest tester of consumer goods in the world, offers a golden opportunity for investors looking for a solid investment in the long term

How to set up an investor club

How to set up an investor club

The answer to long-term success when setting up an investor club is rarely in the numbers, but in finding fellow investors with a wide knowledge and experience base

Michael Murray: Why I believe the Irish banks will be taken over by 2028

Michael Murray: Why I believe the Irish banks will be taken over by 2028

Most sectors have glory years to look back upon, but banking has become a truly demanding sector and the challenges are only intensifying

Time to navigate the maze of fees eating into your capital

Time to navigate the maze of fees eating into your capital

Uncovering the hidden costs that dilute returns for private investors is critical to maximising wealth

INM shares may be cheap, but investors have much to ponder

INM shares may be cheap, but investors have much to ponder

Even those tempted by the ‘penny share’ status of Independent News & Media will have cause to pause following recent controversies

How to spot a takeover target

How to spot a takeover target

Patience, hard facts and asking the right questions will reveal the businesses with potential

Banking faces a brave new world

Banking faces a brave new world

Failure is a great educator - and the recession put the banking sector in the perfect place to learn from disaster. But will they? And what happens next?

Checking In: Should investors back the hotel market?

Checking In: Should investors back the hotel market?

Hotels can be a lucrative line of business, but be warned: income can check out any time it likes, and those overheads never leave

Greencore: Canny investors should have smelt trouble

Greencore: Canny investors should have smelt trouble

One valuable lesson from Greencore’s shock trading update last week is the need to keep an eye on short selling activity by hedge funds

Michael Murray: Beware the frightful spectres of Trump, inflation and populism

Michael Murray: Beware the frightful spectres of Trump, inflation and populism

Despite benign economic fundamentals nationally and bright earnings prospects, there is no shortage of risk ahead which, if crystallised, could see a sharp correction in stock markets