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Michael Murray: The Perils Of Populism

Michael Murray: The Perils Of Populism

“Little has happened in politics here over the past two years to give encouragement to the private investor. When did you last hear an Irish politician make a statement of support for private equity investors or risk-taking?”

The executive pay explosion

The executive pay explosion

The introduction of board-level executive pay disclosures has, paradoxically, resulted in a colossal rise in salaries

Building a share portfolio: 'Bargain basement' buying can prove foolish

Building a share portfolio: 'Bargain basement' buying can prove foolish

We all know that there are a million and one reasons why ‘earnings guidance’ can go wrong – sometimes significantly so

Mixing bluechips with younger company shares

Mixing bluechips with younger company shares

The banking crisis proved that bluechip status is not eternal, but mixing bluechips shares with those of well-managed companies is a good way of combining relative security with long-term growth

Irish business dynasties: Taking stock of success

Irish business dynasties: Taking stock of success

Several Irish stock market companies are global leaders. But their success has been overshadowed by the decline of the banking sector and the indifferent performance of companies led by family dynasties

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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