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
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
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.
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
The impact of an earnings disappointment on a company's share price is usually quite different to the impact of an earnings surprise.
Michael Murray: DCC, operating in 13 countries, looks a fairly safe harbour for long term investment.
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.
There is a gross injustice over who gets what from banks' defined benefit schemes, writes Michael Murray.