Michael Murray, Business /

Eastern promise

Eastern promise

Irish investors tend to be homebirds, but indirect exposure to overseas markets can be highly profitable

Why property has a place in my portfolio

Why property has a place in my portfolio

Shares in professionally managed property companies can offer the patient investor a relatively risk-free option with good returns

Stay alert and don’t panic

Stay alert and don’t panic

A share price fall need not be grounds for concern. Careful monitoring will help you identify when to get in and when to get out

Time to face the brave new world

Time to face the brave new world

No investor is immune to losses in their portfolio, but you can minimise this by looking beyond the numbers at the sustainability of business models – and how they are handling the tech revolution

Cevian may bring new perspectives to CRH

Cevian may bring new perspectives to CRH

Far from fearing activist investor Cevian, CRH shareholders will likely see it as a real asset to the company

UDG Healthcare is in rude health

UDG Healthcare is in rude health

The former distribution business United Drug has moved into the far more lucrative and exciting area of specialist healthcare services, which means I’ll be holding on to my stake

Beware a slowing market

Beware a slowing market

When the employment market is bloated, the housing sector is reaching its limits and the ‘boom is getting even boomier’, it’s time to batten down the hatches and look to the security of your investments

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