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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

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    Published 20 January 2016 | viewed 31,141 times

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    Published 19 January 2016 | viewed 7,867 times

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    As the stock and commodities markets continue trying to make paupers of energy investors everywhere, many investors are undoubtedly unnerved by the volatility. Yet for…

  • Energy Investors Should Look At Auto Stocks

    Published 14 January 2016 | viewed 5,652 times

    One of the most unexpected outcomes of low oil prices has been the lack of benefit for many other industries. Pundits had talked about low…

  • ExxonMobil’s Large Offshore Discovery Faces Political Risk

    Published 14 January 2016 | viewed 22,690 times

    For Guyana, a small nation on the northern coast of South America, Exxon Mobil is a welcome potential savior. Even as the energy industry grapples…

  • Google Rolls Out New Service To Stimulate PV Solar

    Published 11 January 2016 | viewed 11,735 times

    Google’s newest project to bring people into its ecosystem is an online solar calculator that is supposed to let consumers easily evaluate the costs and…

  • What Value Does Suncor See In Canadian Oil Sands?

    Published 09 January 2016 | viewed 5,159 times

    One of the most surprising aspects of the current downturn in oil prices has been the lack of major M&A deals thus far. That slow…

  • Asian Shipbuilders Brace For Rough Times As Offshore Sector Wavers

    Published 07 January 2016 | viewed 6,839 times

    The New Year is setting off on a dour note for energy investors of all stripes, but among those who should be the most concerned…

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    Published 05 January 2016 | viewed 29,532 times

    A new take on wind energy is starting to emerge and it could fill the sails of wind power backers. Traditional wind energy relies on…

  • 4 Big Energy Stocks To Watch In 2016

    Published 04 January 2016 | viewed 15,936 times

    As 2016 starts on a volatile note, energy investors will want to keep an eye on a few different stocks. The energy sector is one…

  • Fueling Star Wars’ Robots, What Powers The Droids?

    Published 03 January 2016 | viewed 14,212 times

    Star Wars is the biggest movie in America and around the world right now and the movie may well end up becoming the biggest film…

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    Published 03 January 2016 | viewed 9,248 times

    After years of breakneck expansion, Solar Energy is finally starting to face serious challenges to its unbridled growth as many governments around the world look…

  • Is There Still A Future For Eni In Libya?

    Published 30 December 2015 | viewed 10,898 times

    It has been a rough year for Italy’s Eni much like it has been a rough year for many other oil majors. Yet part of…

  • The New Cartel Running The Oil Sector

    Published 29 December 2015 | viewed 27,774 times

    As oil prices wallow near multi-year lows, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the new cartel controlling oil prices is not OPEC but world credit markets.…

  • Negative Power Prices Highlight Some Regulatory Problems

    Published 26 December 2015 | viewed 6,626 times

    For anyone who needs more evidence that the world of power is changing rapidly, two recent cases have shown examples of companies actually receiving negative…

  • Are Solar Panels Lifespans As Long As Industry Claims?

    Published 23 December 2015 | viewed 17,939 times

    The success of solar has really been a case of successful innovations in financing as much as successful innovations in technology. As with some many…

  • Decommissioning Costs Pile Up For Energy Infrastructure

    Published 22 December 2015 | viewed 8,328 times

    As human history progresses, new technologies come along and old ones have to make way. In many cases, this process is made more costly and…

  • How Coal Industry Can Attract New Investors

    Published 21 December 2015 | viewed 9,968 times

    Tobacco, alcohol, and gambling stocks are often called “sin” stocks because of the nature of their industry. These companies have traditionally had considerably less coverage…

  • Breakthrough In Hydrogen Cracking Could Create Clean Fuel

    Published 19 December 2015 | viewed 43,412 times

    Is this the first serious crack in high cost of hydrogen? Hydrogen fuel cells have been one of the most exciting areas of green energy…

  • Geothermal Energy Could Grow Six Fold

    Published 17 December 2015 | viewed 36,667 times

    One little noticed side result of the recent Paris Conference was the launch of the Global Geothermal Alliance. The goal of the group is to…

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