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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

  • Total Going On The Offensive

    Published 15 February 2017 | viewed 11,584 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 7,281 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 10,150 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 8,253 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 4,616 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 18,002 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 4,778 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 15,341 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 3,682 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 11,249 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 3,421 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 5,899 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 10,588 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 9,541 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 6,371 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…

  • Who’s Winning The Market Share War In Lighting?

    Published 21 January 2017 | viewed 5,582 times

    Following the surprising decline in lighting manufacturer Acuity Brands (AYI), clean energy investors may be wondering what is ahead for the industry. The answer is…

  • Solar Could Be A Cheaper Power Source Than Coal Within A Decade

    Published 19 January 2017 | viewed 8,642 times

    Coal already faces tremendous competition in the U.S. from low cost natural gas, and pressure from environmentalists concerned about its pollution. The last thing the…

  • How The Federal Reserve Will Shape Oil Markets In 2017

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 7,161 times

    The energy sector over the next few years may look markedly different than it has over the last few years. Aside from political changes and…

  • SpaceX’s Next Act Is A Critical One

    Published 12 January 2017 | viewed 6,206 times

    For investors in the next generation of energy and in the emerging next-gen aerospace field, SpaceX’s story is a useful lesson. It has been a…

  • Real Innovation In The Oil Patch Is Found In Data Analytics

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 6,726 times

    Across all of business there is a lot of interest in Big Data, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, and other data related fields these days. Tools…

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