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Time to navigate the maze of fees eating into your capital

Time to navigate the maze of fees eating into your capital

Uncovering the hidden costs that dilute returns for private investors is critical to maximising wealth

INM shares may be cheap, but investors have much to ponder

INM shares may be cheap, but investors have much to ponder

Even those tempted by the ‘penny share’ status of Independent News & Media will have cause to pause following recent controversies

Banking faces a brave new world

Banking faces a brave new world

Failure is a great educator - and the recession put the banking sector in the perfect place to learn from disaster. But will they? And what happens next?

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

As 2018 looms, investors have a lot to worry about

As 2018 looms, investors have a lot to worry about

The past five years have been a golden era for the equity market, but there are signs of a receding tide in support of free trade and movement of labour

The roots of yet another scandal

The roots of yet another scandal

Let’s face up to the truth about banking: however generously paid, it is a dreadful business to be in these days. That’s where the trouble starts

When steady firms hit turbulence

When steady firms hit turbulence

Ryanair and Greencore have sprung surprises on their shareholders recently that highlight operational, reputational and acquisition risks

Michael Murray: Ten Tips for spotting a takeover target

Michael Murray: Ten Tips for spotting a takeover target

There’s no substitute for keeping your ear to the ground - and your eyes open - when it comes to identifying a takeover candidate before the market does

An investor’s guide to technology

An investor’s guide to technology

Technological progress isn’t just the driver of economic growth, it also signposts emerging trends and their potential for investors

Technology can trip up even blue-chip companies

Technology can trip up even blue-chip companies

Recent setbacks for WPP and Provident Financial are useful case studies from which investors can learn

Buy-to-let vs Reits: the investor’s choice

Buy-to-let vs Reits: the investor’s choice

Investors often prefer buy-to-let over other forms of property investment. It’s time to think again