Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

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

My most unexpected investment success of 2017

My most unexpected investment success of 2017

When I invested in Deutsche Post, I reckoned it would be a steady, stable stock. I hadn’t anticipated how well it would meet its challenges

Michael Murray  on Ryanair

Michael Murray on Ryanair

Michael O’Leary may have caved in to demands to negotiate with unions, but there are several reasons why I won’t be selling my Ryanair shares

Michael Murray: Splash the cash for dividends

Michael Murray: Splash the cash for dividends

Investors mustn’t forget to monitor dividend performance, payment capacity and prospects, even if it seems that in bull markets dividends are insignificant relative to capital growth

Greencore’s growing pains

Greencore’s growing pains

It has been a hard grind for Greencore, but while uncertainty lies ahead, opportunity also knocks

When small is beautiful

When small is beautiful

Elephants don’t gallop, so investors may be better off seeking out opportunities among small companies with market niches that can be grown quickly from a lower base. But beware the entry route