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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

  • Iraq Could Kill The OPEC Deal

    Published 10 January 2017 | viewed 9,876 times

    OPEC made an early New Year’s resolution when it promised the world that it will get thin – or more accurately that it will thin…

  • Finding Top Tier Oil & Gas Assets In 2017

    Published 09 January 2017 | viewed 5,065 times

    With oil prices finally showing signs of life, investors are starting to see signs of something that hasn’t been seen in years – the energy…

  • 2017 – A Quiet Year For Oil?

    Published 04 January 2017 | viewed 13,450 times

    After several years of turmoil, 2017 could provide investors with the mercy of a relatively quiet year for oil prices. There are reasons to be…

  • Will 2017 Be Musk’s Most Important Year?

    Published 03 January 2017 | viewed 6,560 times

    It is going to be a busy 2017 for Elon Musk. The serial entrepreneur has made enormous strides with Tesla, SpaceX, and Solar City in…

  • Amazon’s Craziest New Business Plan

    Published 02 January 2017 | viewed 8,320 times

    Amazon has always been an original. Ever since the company was founded it has done things its own way. For instance, that trend showed up…

  • 2017 – The Year Of The Drone

    Published 02 January 2017 | viewed 10,107 times

    Drones are being seriously considered for use in a number of important applications from military functions, like bomb disposal, to energy applications, like remote pipeline…

  • Outlook For Coal Unlikely To Improve

    Published 29 December 2016 | viewed 9,133 times

    The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has a lot of implications for a lot of different segments of the economy…

  • OPEC Bears Feel The Squeeze

    Published 28 December 2016 | viewed 7,296 times

    Investors appear to be increasingly confident that OPEC is going to live up to its word. Professional money managers have trimmed bearish bets on West…

  • Are Abandonded Mines A Solution For This Energy Dilemma?

    Published 27 December 2016 | viewed 6,825 times

    Call it the largest recycling project ever conceived. A group of engineers are looking to build a hydroelectric plant in Mineville, NY out of the…

  • Finding Work For The World’s Largest LNG Ship

    Published 25 December 2016 | viewed 11,397 times

    It is not just individual investors that are having to be patient and bide their time waiting for energy sector investments to pay off. Many…

  • Why High Risk Energy Investors Are Looking To Iraq

    Published 24 December 2016 | viewed 7,625 times

    There are distressed energy investors, investors who are distressed about energy, and then there are investors who will buy distressed properties that no one else…

  • Where To Look For Value Within Energy Next Year

    Published 24 December 2016 | viewed 5,395 times

    As 2016 comes to a close investors need to consider two important issues: (1) what to do with the stocks they held this year, and…

  • How Much Biofuel Do Santa’s Reindeer Need?

    Published 22 December 2016 | viewed 7,772 times

    Each Christmas, around the world billions of children sit quietly in their beds at night pondering one of life’s biggest mysteries about a fat man…

  • Musk’s Space X: Down But Not Out

    Published 20 December 2016 | viewed 11,946 times

    On September 1, 2016, an anomaly during the fueling of a SpaceX rocket caused the vehicle to explode on the launch pad. While thankfully no…

  • How Vision 2030 Will Transform The Oil World

    Published 15 December 2016 | viewed 12,375 times

    For evidence that the world is changing, one need look no further than Saudi Arabia. It’s been a good century for the Saudis in general.…

  • The Self-Driving Vehicle Revolution Has Begun

    Published 15 December 2016 | viewed 6,345 times

    The energy markets are starting to recover from their multi-year swoon, but there may be a bigger change ahead. It’s starting to look like the…

  • Are Airlines The Real Losers Of The OPEC Deal?

    Published 12 December 2016 | viewed 6,053 times

    The Saudis have managed to come through with a double win. Following the production cuts agreed to by OPEC members, the Saudis were able to…

  • Oil’s Most Popular Trading Products May Soon Be Delisted

    Published 05 December 2016 | viewed 19,268 times

    For most retail investors, buying physical crude oil as a commodity is not an option. Instead, many investors turn to exchange traded notes (ETNs) as…

  • What You Need To Know About The World’s Biggest IPO

    Published 05 December 2016 | viewed 11,504 times

    Sometime in the next 12 to 24 months, the world will see probably see the biggest IPO in history, and one that may remain unparalleled…

  • The Diamond Powered Battery Of The Future

    Published 04 December 2016 | viewed 10,608 times

    One of the major problems of nuclear waste is that it is… well waste. A new development by a team of physicists and chemists at…

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