Michael Murray, Business /

Think like a winner

Think like a winner

If you take the time to investigate takeover targets, your rewards could be great

Steady UDG gets a clean bill of health

Steady UDG gets a clean bill of health

I held my nerve when UDG Healthcare’s share price plummeted, and the recent annual report vindicated my faith, with plenty of cause for medium-term optimism

Don’t be a duffer: make Ruffer a buffer for rougher seas ahead

Don’t be a duffer: make Ruffer a buffer for rougher seas ahead

The recession underlined the need to diversify our portfolios, and Ruffer Investment Company is designed to protect against the danger of a downturn in the markets

DCC: Catch this horse before it bolts once more

DCC: Catch this horse before it bolts once more

The current drop in DCC’s share price gives investors a golden opportunity to back one of the best performers of the past two decades

How about them apples?

How about them apples?

Bulmers manufacturer C&C’s results have not been eye-catching, but its diversification into premium markets and its takeover potential make it a worthwhile investment

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

It’s time to relax legislation to let fund-owners cut out layers of rapacious intermediaries and avail of low-cost online brokers

When it pays to top up after you get sliced down

When it pays to top up after you get sliced down

A company’s share price can take a tumble through no fault of its own. Don’t panic: do your homework, and it might be an opportunity rather than a threat

Be fearful, not greedy, as bear market looms

Be fearful, not greedy, as bear market looms

Taking profits and exiting the market now must be tempting, even though we could still see another surge forward, as economic growth remains strong, inflation remains tame and productivity continues to rise

The future is bright, if you keep your eyes open

The future is bright, if you keep your eyes open

Technology is only bad news if you don’t keep abreast of developments. For the savvy investor, there are huge opportunities to be had

The global holiday firm that’s really going places

The global holiday firm that’s really going places

Hostelworld is a market-leading online booker, and its investment in technology and talent leaves it well placed to deliver further growth

Looking for the next big thing? think small

Looking for the next big thing? think small

Investing in small cap stocks involves higher risk, but it offers the greatest growth potential

Death and diversification

Death and diversification

Spread the risk and truly diversify by investing in bluechip stock across different sectors and different markets

Why I won’t be selling my Ryanair stock any time soon

Why I won’t be selling my Ryanair stock any time soon

Yes, the company may be experiencing some turbulence but it isn’t reflected in its share price

Space: The final investment frontier?

Space: The final investment frontier?

It has its risks, but investing in the space exploration sector is a gambit full of potential for patient long-term operators with deep pockets

The many rewards and drawbacks of dividends

The many rewards and drawbacks of dividends

There have been some very irregular patterns in Irish companies’ dividend paying habits – and Ryanair’s track record is perhaps the most irregular, notwithstanding its huge success