Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

Pensions Special: There is no shortage of traps when choosing the right pension provider

Pensions Special: There is no shortage of traps when choosing the right pension provider

It is a crucial decision - more than half of your future after-tax pension income can be snaffled in fees each year

Big Tobacco running out of puff? Don’t bet on it

Big Tobacco running out of puff? Don’t bet on it

The tobacco industry has long been in the sights of regulators, governments and ethical investor lobbyists. Yet the industry is delivering stellar double-digit returns year after year

A Permanent problem

A Permanent problem

Permanent TSB is just one economic wobble, one external economic shock – however mild – away from returning to the intensive care ward

Is it time for investors to start worrying about inflation?

Is it time for investors to start worrying about inflation?

It has been a long time since inflation threatened investor portfolios, but it might be worth paying the price of a shelter for the future

Michael Murray: How attractive is AIB now?

Michael Murray: How attractive is AIB now?

Investors have much to ponder with a 25 per cent stake in the state-owned bank coming up for sale

Spotting likely takeover targets can be a rewarding investment strategy

Spotting likely takeover targets can be a rewarding investment strategy

One clear signal of companies with takeover potential are those with inferior margins relative to their sector

Michael Murray: Property companies a profitable long-term home for canny investors

Michael Murray: Property companies a profitable long-term home for canny investors

I have bought the shares not in expectation of a quick buck, but of long-term growth

Michael Murray: When it comes to buying shares, not all the answers are found in the numbers

Michael Murray: When it comes to buying shares, not all the answers are found in the numbers

More important than anything else these days in a business is governance and the corporate culture

These are the disciplines I like to apply when constructing a pension portfolio

These are the disciplines I like to apply when constructing a pension portfolio

If something looks too good or too easy to be true it very often is, writes Michael Murray

Archive: Aryzta - the basket case of the stock market

Archive: Aryzta - the basket case of the stock market

The problems at Aryzta all seem to stem from brand mismanagement and a lack of savvy strategy

Greencore faces twin but very varying challenges in US and Britain

Greencore faces twin but very varying challenges in US and Britain

With some hoops ahead, the shift in Greencore's share price has been a bit of a hiccup

Michael Murray: When it comes to dividends, there is a lot to consider beyond the yield

Michael Murray: When it comes to dividends, there is a lot to consider beyond the yield

People’s attitudes to dividends will often be influenced, too, by the stage they are at in their life

An open letter to the Minister for Education on practical financial education

An open letter to the Minister for Education on practical financial education

A financial education programme for the next generation needs to be tailored to the new realities of working life

Burford Capital surges forward on acquisitions, volumes - and big wins

Burford Capital surges forward on acquisitions, volumes - and big wins

Readers who followed me into the company last August are likely to be pleased now

Let 2017 be the year when investors learn from past mistakes

Let 2017 be the year when investors learn from past mistakes

Equity investors should take nothing at face value this year –  probe, and probe again