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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

  • Chesapeake Making Moves To Recover From The Crash

    Published 20 August 2016 | viewed 7,198 times

    Even as oil is starting to climb out of the crater it created over the last year, numerous oil companies are still in severe distress.…

  • Deepwater Tech Companies Still Reeling From Low Oil Prices

    Published 16 August 2016 | viewed 7,092 times

    It has not been a pleasant couple of years for the vast majority of energy companies or their investors. But perhaps the hardest hit area…

  • Oil Companies Ignoring Investors

    Published 15 August 2016 | viewed 7,235 times

    One unexpected casualty of the oil price downturn is the self-respect of some energy investors. Equity investors are the owners of publicly traded companies and…

  • Scientists Suggest Aliens Are Harnessing Energy From This Star

    Published 14 August 2016 | viewed 25,377 times

    Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction as the old adage goes. Scientists at Penn State studying a distant star called KIC 8462852 have released a…

  • The Key Challenge To Tesla’s Growth

    Published 14 August 2016 | viewed 11,258 times

    Tesla’s increasingly ambitious plans to rule not only the electric vehicle space but also the solar energy space are likely to become more difficult to…

  • This Billionaire Could Change The Resource Industry Forever

    Published 09 August 2016 | viewed 9,704 times

    There have been cheesy stories about super villains threatening to blow up the moon for decades, but the idea is about to become a little…

  • Is This A Death Sentence For U.S. Strippers?

    Published 08 August 2016 | viewed 14,494 times

    There were a lot of predictions last year that 2016 would lead to the disappearance of many strippers – the oil well producers who take…

  • The Hyperloop One Lawsuit: A View From Within

    Published 07 August 2016 | viewed 5,508 times

    After my commentary about the explosive Hyperloop One accusations by Brogan Bambrogan recently, company representatives reached out to tell their side of the story. Hyperloop…

  • Is The Time Right For Solar Stocks?

    Published 05 August 2016 | viewed 2,562 times

    With the economy as weak as it is now, there aren’t many good growth industries. The most commonly cited growth industry might be biotech, but…

  • Activist Investors About To Shake Up The Oil Patch

    Published 04 August 2016 | viewed 11,301 times

    Activist investing has taken off in prominence in the last five years with guys like Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn making a very public case…

  • Saudi Arabia Unmoved By Oil Price Uncertainty

    Published 02 August 2016 | viewed 13,472 times

    A reasonable assumption for investors is that Saudi Arabia would be deeply concerned about the current state of oil prices. While prices have rebounded somewhat…

  • Poland Resists Global Shift Away From Coal

    Published 28 July 2016 | viewed 7,128 times

    Across the U.S., Western Europe, and even in parts of Asia, coal is in secular decline. There will be very few coal power plants built…

  • Why Tech Giants Are Investing Billions In Green Energy

    Published 27 July 2016 | viewed 10,242 times

    Investors could be forgiven for wondering if many of the biggest tech companies are trying to outdo one another on their green energy credentials. Firms…

  • Congress Could Offer Huge Tax Incentives To Energy Storage

    Published 26 July 2016 | viewed 7,280 times

    The energy storage market is one of the most exciting and fastest growing new industries in the utility space right now. The market grew by…

  • Bizarre Lawsuit Could Derail Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

    Published 25 July 2016 | viewed 11,681 times

    Just as Elon Musk’s revolutionary Hyperloop technology was starting to look like a serious business model, there are signs that one of the most promising…

  • Where Will Flight Technology Go Next?

    Published 21 July 2016 | viewed 5,559 times

    A common complaint about technological progress over the last few decades is summed up in the phrase “we were promised flying cars and got 140…

  • Why Big Oil Is Still A Good Bet For Investors

    Published 20 July 2016 | viewed 4,867 times

    Investors getting cold feet about the spiking price of Big Oil stocks over the last year may risk missing out on further gains, according to…

  • Are Energy Junk Bonds Worth The Risk?

    Published 20 July 2016 | viewed 3,625 times

    The energy economics picture is starting to diverge across the sector. Some of the more efficient oil producers, especially onshore frackers, are slightly profitable at…

  • Did Oil Kill The Dinosaurs?

    Published 19 July 2016 | viewed 18,479 times

    What killed the dinosaurs? It’s a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have…

  • The Future Of U.S. Coal Power Hangs In The Balance

    Published 14 July 2016 | viewed 4,949 times

    Even as coal miners struggle with an epic decline in their business, including headwinds on regulatory, legal, and economic fronts, the industry faces another test…

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