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Michael McDonald

Morning Investments

Contributor since: 02 Apr 2015

Michael McDonald

Biography

Michael is an assistant professor of finance and a frequent consultant to companies regarding capital structure decisions and investments. He holds a PhD in finance and his research has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and by Bloomberg.  He teaches classes in the areas of corporate finance and investments. Michael's consulting work includes significant experience as an expert witness, investment consultant, and business intelligence analyst for a variety of companies large and small. He has done work for firms across the US and Europe. He regularly acts in partnership with other experts in finance and economics on a variety of engagements.

Check Michael's website http://www.morninginvestmentsct.com/ for more info 

If you're interested in learning more about finance and big data, please take a look at Michael's courses at Udemy.

Latest articles from Michael

  • The U.S. Nuclear Energy Dream Is Dying

    Published 23 February 2017 | viewed 3,122 times

    The United States was once a projected leader in the nuclear energy race. In the 20th century, the world dreamed of finding a way to…

  • Oversupply Fears Grow As U.S. Oil Exports Hit Record High

    Published 21 February 2017 | viewed 6,718 times

    U.S. oil producers contributed a record 7 million barrels of crude oil to international markets during the Week of February 5th, 2017, approximately one million…

  • The Shift Towards Renewables Is Picking Up Pace

    Published 19 February 2017 | viewed 3,952 times

    Renewable energy may have finally found its moment. Amid reports of solar power that is cheaper than any other energy source and massive investments in…

  • LNG Market Recovery Makes GasLog Attractive

    Published 18 February 2017 | viewed 2,389 times

    The LNG market was one of the hottest sectors in the energy space a decade ago. The surplus of U.S. gas and its high price…

  • Are Ice Batteries The Future Of Energy Storage?

    Published 16 February 2017 | viewed 12,659 times

    Call it one of the stranger battery storage systems out there. California municipalities are reportedly placing orders for as much as 1 MW of ice…

  • Total Going On The Offensive

    Published 15 February 2017 | viewed 10,358 times

    Total SA (TOT) is ready to move to the next stage of expansion now that the oil price collapse is showing signs of being finally…

  • Banking Giants Miss Out On Oil’s Biggest IPO

    Published 14 February 2017 | viewed 6,170 times

    The world’s biggest oil company is preparing for its IPO and it plans on relying on one of the world’s smaller investment banking firms. Saudi…

  • Energy Storage Set To Boom In 2017

    Published 12 February 2017 | viewed 8,010 times

    The problem with today’s power grid isn’t the lack of electricity but rather the lack of it at certain times. The United States has progressively…

  • The Oil Majors To Watch In A Trump Threatened Iran

    Published 11 February 2017 | viewed 7,096 times

    This past Friday, President Trump issued new sanctions on Iran following their missile test on Sunday. The administration believes this to be a violation of…

  • Latin America Growing More Dependent On U.S. Oil

    Published 07 February 2017 | viewed 3,864 times

    Crude production has slowed in parts of Latin America as oil majors struggle to pump for profits. Mexico and other Latin American countries have been…

  • Electric Cars - An Existential Threat For Oil?

    Published 06 February 2017 | viewed 13,671 times

    Nobody would have predicted ten years ago, back when everyone was talking about Who Killed the Electric Car, that oil would someday have to fear…

  • Crack Spreads Tell Where The Value Lies In Downstream Stocks

    Published 05 February 2017 | viewed 3,854 times

    Investors are bullish on the energy sector as a whole in 2017 according to a recent survey, and with good reason. Oil prices are starting…

  • The 150,000 Oil Jobs That May Never Come Back

    Published 02 February 2017 | viewed 13,604 times

    The political discourse last year has largely been dominated by the absence of jobs and wage growth in the blue collar space. For many blue…

  • Despite High Risks, Investors Remain Bullish On Energy

    Published 02 February 2017 | viewed 3,321 times

    Notwithstanding Monday’s big stock market drop, the outlook for investors is getting cloudier. While President Trump and the Republicans have made many promises that appeal…

  • Is Deepwater Drilling About To Make A Comeback?

    Published 01 February 2017 | viewed 9,237 times

    The most unloved sector in energy is starting to “sea” slightly sunnier skies on the ocean’s horizon. The decline in oil prices has had a…

  • What Investors Can Learn From Aramco’s CEO

    Published 29 January 2017 | viewed 3,072 times

    Uncertainties in the oil market have highlighted the news for weeks now, collecting everyone’s attention. The IEA’s recent forecast is generating optimism for oil, estimating…

  • Airbus And Uber In The Race For Flying Cars

    Published 26 January 2017 | viewed 4,986 times

    France-based company Airbus is moving to the skies in a whole new way. As a leader in the airline industry, Airbus is constantly researching ways…

  • Ingenious Clean Coal Plant Could Give New Life To Coal

    Published 25 January 2017 | viewed 8,677 times

    NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corp. have successfully developed a power plant that runs entirely on clean coal. The Petra Nova…

  • Why 2017 Could See A Renewable Energy Boom In The Middle East

    Published 24 January 2017 | viewed 8,043 times

    With solar panels becoming exceedingly cheap to produce, companies are scrambling to build. Enel SPA, an Italian energy distributor, has recently shown interest in the…

  • Is This The Next Big Threat For Oil Investors?

    Published 21 January 2017 | viewed 6,145 times

    Investors have a hidden risk ahead of them. Even as the market sits near all-time highs, the DOL’s (Department of Labor) new Fiduciary Rule threatens…

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