How to protect your portfolio from Brexit

What will Brexit mean for Ireland’s publicly-traded companies? How should you protect your portfolio? What impact will Article 50 have on markets? Sunday Business Post markets columnist Michael Murray gives his expert view

2nd April, 2017
A stock index curve sits on a display screen behind a financial trader at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange following the triggering of Article 50 last week Picture: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

When I began taking an interest in economics and politics in the mid-1970s, Liam Cosgrave was taoiseach. Cosgrave was a man who never used two words where one would do. He was the first and only taoiseach to ever vote against one of his own government’s bills (on contraception) without a word of explanation either before or after the vote. Stunning as I found Cosgrave’s vote, I was no less stunned last week when I...

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