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Michael McDonald

Morning Investments

Contributor since: 02 Apr 2015

Michael McDonald

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.

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Latest articles from Michael

  • A Home-Battery System that Could Rival Tesla

    Published 24 February 2016 | viewed 44,802 times

    There is a small start-up company in California that appears to be setting the stage to challenge the world’s biggest companies in an emerging area…

  • Is This The Best Moment To Get Into Oil?

    Published 22 February 2016 | viewed 11,912 times

    The billion dollar question for investors these days is what to do about oil stocks. Analysts and traders diverge on their views over the future…

  • Firesale In Energy Assets

    Published 20 February 2016 | viewed 19,263 times

    Despite the obvious pain in the energy sector for the last 18 months, major asset sales have been few and far between in the sector.…

  • Germany Hails Landmark Achievement In Fusion Energy

    Published 18 February 2016 | viewed 16,297 times

    The Wendelstein 7-X won’t be winning any awards for catchy name of the year, but the massive new German prototype fusion reactor does represent one…

  • Downturn Now Hitting The Refining Sector

    Published 16 February 2016 | viewed 23,165 times

    As all energy investors know, it has been a terrible year for oil and natural gas companies. Many stocks are down half or more from…

  • Would A Chesapeake Bankruptcy Boost Natural Gas Prices

    Published 15 February 2016 | viewed 13,739 times

    Of all the companies that have been hammered by the Oil Crisis, few have been hit as hard as Chesapeake Energy Corporation. CHK’s stock market…

  • Supreme Court Keeps Coal Alive…For Now

    Published 11 February 2016 | viewed 9,225 times

    The coal mining industry is in trouble and the Supreme Court holds the industries fate in its hands. Coal has been suffering for years under…

  • France To Build 621 Miles Of Solar Roads

    Published 10 February 2016 | viewed 20,786 times

    Roads have been mostly the same for a thousand years. Different types of vehicles traveled on them, and the surfaces might have been made with…

  • Salary Cuts In Energy Sector Could Prevent Mass Layoffs

    Published 09 February 2016 | viewed 15,870 times

    For many oil gas workers both in the U.S. and around the world, the current oil price malaise may mean layoffs and struggling to find…

  • Who Would Be The Best Presidential Candidate For Energy Companies?

    Published 08 February 2016 | viewed 28,360 times

    As the 2016 presidential race starts to heat up it is time to take a look at the remaining serious candidates and what each one…

  • Tesla Falling Out Of Favor With Investors

    Published 06 February 2016 | viewed 15,742 times

    Elon Musk is a genius and a visionary who is almost single handedly changing the future of mankind through three different industries at once. With…

  • The $2 Trillion Gift From Oil Companies To Consumers

    Published 04 February 2016 | viewed 11,568 times

    One of the biggest mysteries of the last quarter is why the economy seems so weak. Sure, Chinese economic growth stinks, and Europe continues struggling…

  • Oil Companies Market Caps Crushed By Oil Crash

    Published 03 February 2016 | viewed 8,277 times

    It is not just small companies that are being hurt by the plunge in oil prices. Around the world many of the biggest companies by…

  • Is The Saudis Market Share Strategy Still Feasible?

    Published 02 February 2016 | viewed 16,427 times

    Much of the rout in oil prices has been predicated upon the staying power of Saudi Arabia and other OPEC producers. As oil prices have…

  • More Oil and Gas Bankruptcies Are Assured

    Published 30 January 2016 | viewed 18,172 times

    2015 was a terrible year for energy investors, but many investors and even corporate officers may be deluding themselves in believing that if they simply…

  • Texan Wind Is Blowing Away The Competition

    Published 30 January 2016 | viewed 10,574 times

    You have to hand it to Texas. The state that is perhaps most closely identified with oil production is now doing a good job of…

  • China Invests $4.6 Billion In Killing Coal, But Is It Enough?

    Published 27 January 2016 | viewed 7,444 times

    It’s a tumultuous time for the Chinese economy. The yuan is sinking slowly and the Chinese government is doing everything it can to prop up…

  • Coal Will Struggle To Survive Australian Solar Surge

    Published 26 January 2016 | viewed 14,582 times

    Anyone looking for evidence that solar power is more than just a passing fad need only look at Australia’s newest solar plants. Recently, the country saw…

  • The Best ETF In These Harsh Oil Markets

    Published 22 January 2016 | viewed 8,575 times

    One of the most difficult conundrums for many investors is trying to decide whether to go the stock picking route or simply buy and index…

  • Analysts See 2016 Oil Price Rise, While Traders Bet On Fall

    Published 22 January 2016 | viewed 15,817 times

    Investors trying to decide how to approach the oil markets in 2016 have a fundamental conundrum to deal with, and that is whose views they…

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