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Michael Murray: Trading Places

Michael Murray: Trading Places

Investment funds’ fees can seriously erode the value of your pension – but if you’re thinking about managing your own portfolio, get ready to learn on the job

Michael Murray: The hidden risks in our banks

Michael Murray: The hidden risks in our banks

Regulations have tightened on mortgage lending. That has incentivised banks to push alternative, riskier and higher-return lending opportunities such as car finance to consumers

Grab a slice of the Greencore action

Grab a slice of the Greencore action

Investors wait to see if sandwich giant will be as successful in the US as it has been in Britain

Michael Murray: How to position an equity portfolio for a swing to the left

Michael Murray: How to position an equity portfolio for a swing to the left

The success of politicians peddling the false promises of populism should send a shiver down investors’ spines

Is AIB a good buy?

Is AIB a good buy?

On the surface, the pillar bank’s reflotation looks set to reap the benefits of recovery – but read the fine print before you stake your pension on it

Michael Murray: An open letter to Leo Varadkar

Michael Murray: An open letter to Leo Varadkar

A new Taoiseach needs a new strategy for promoting investment and risk-taking

To invest or not to invest?

To invest or not to invest?

You don’t need to be a fan of long-term investment in banks to find the prospect of a fairly priced IPO of bank shares alluring

Francesca McDonagh: An ambitious choice signalling a new era

Francesca McDonagh: An ambitious choice signalling a new era

Bank of Ireland’s appointment of Francesca McDonagh should drive real change, culturally and operationally, within the bank, benefiting customers and shareholders alike

Michael Murray: Inspecting the performance of Irish company shares during the last recession is a worthwhile exercise

Michael Murray: Inspecting the performance of Irish company shares during the last recession is a worthwhile exercise

The market obviously discriminates between resilient well-capitalised staple-type companies and vulnerable highly geared cyclical ones

Michael Murray: How to survive a bear

Michael Murray: How to survive a bear

Most investors fearing a stock market crash have a lot of options aside from selling out

Reckitt Benckiser looks best set to capitalise on global trends

Reckitt Benckiser looks best set to capitalise on global trends

While it is far from being the best known consumer goods firm, it has had uninterrupted international growth

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