Michael Murray

Michael Murray

Articles by Michael Murray

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

A year of rich rewards

A year of rich rewards

Despite being rattled by Brexit, 2016 was still a year rich with opportunities, attractive returns and recovery

AIB is unlikely to be the wallflower at the Irish banking industry’s dancehall bash

AIB is unlikely to be the wallflower at the Irish banking industry’s dancehall bash

Most regional banks of AIB's size need scale

Industrial and warehousing property carries many investment attractions as a sector

Industrial and warehousing property carries many investment attractions as a sector

But the players and the returns it delivers vary hugely, as Segro, Hansteen and Big Yellow’s performance clearly show

Michael Murray: Blood is flowing in the markets, but opportunity knocks

Michael Murray: Blood is flowing in the markets, but opportunity knocks

Not least for British Land and Land Securities

Ignore the PR hype and focus on the risk sections of the official prospectus

Ignore the PR hype and focus on the risk sections of the official prospectus

When it comes to rights issues, IPOs and acquisitions, distinguishing between PR material and indicators of actual performance is vital

Invested: What I’m going to invest in next year

Invested: What I’m going to invest in next year

Investment columnist Michael Murray reveals which stocks he intends to hold onto in 2017 – and which he plans to avoid

Michael Murray: Prospective investors in AIB need transparency

Michael Murray: Prospective investors in AIB need transparency

Bank results confirm utility type returns, but any prospective investor in AIB’s mooted equity raising will be well served by increased transparency in balance sheet make-up