Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

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

We need to talk about dividends

We need to talk about dividends

How much to expect after tax is just one issue. The canny investor should be more concerned about the sustainability and growth of their dividends

Let Kerry Group defend your investment position

Let Kerry Group defend your investment position

Slow and steady returns can offer a welcome break from the market rollercoaster

The expert guide to playing the markets

The expert guide to playing the markets

Success in the market is all about what, and who, you know

In a market crisis, opportunity knocks

In a market crisis, opportunity knocks

Big stock market downturns blow off the froth, teach us all lessons, and throw up opportunities

The big correction: Murray on pensions

The big correction: Murray on pensions

While their days are numbered, defined benefit pension schemes remain a serious issue for employees and employers alike

Holding the line

Holding the line

In a world where even the slightest vocal tremor can be revelatory, it pays to listen in to company conference calls

Time for Francesca McDonagh to wield her power at Bank of Ireland

Time for Francesca McDonagh to wield her power at Bank of Ireland

The departure of Liam McLaughlin gives the bank’s group chief executive elbow room to reshape the top team. She must now maximise shareholder value ahead of future consolidation and takeovers

Making the most of Eastern promises

Making the most of Eastern promises

Asia is where the global growth prospects may be most exciting over the coming decades. But for private investors, the path to capitalising on that potential merits careful reflection

Incentive to dump cash for equities has never been greater

Incentive to dump cash for equities has never been greater

But be warned – many industries and business models are facing serious risk of technological destruction