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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

  • How Much Oil Is Needed To Power Santa’s Sleigh?

    Published 16 December 2015 | viewed 26,595 times

    Every year around the world, hundreds of millions of children wait anxiously for Santa Claus to arrive and bring presents and good cheer. But what…

  • Forget Oil Majors, Stripper Wells Offer Better Returns

    Published 15 December 2015 | viewed 18,095 times

    As stock markets continue to collapse with publicly traded energy producers bearing the brunt of that fall, investors should be reminded why it is important…

  • Tesla’s License Plate Mystery Debunked

    Published 12 December 2015 | viewed 11,209 times

    Across the entire auto industry, perhaps no company attracts more interest than Tesla despite the fact that the company sells only a tiny fraction of…

  • Why Texans Might Soon Be Driving On Mexican Gasoline

    Published 09 December 2015 | viewed 10,616 times

      The world is changing fast in the energy industry and for no company is that truer than Mexican National Oil Company Pemex. After decades…

  • Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices

    Published 08 December 2015 | viewed 29,175 times

    With prices below $50, what is a stripper to do? With OPEC breaking down and any kind of coordination among its members on price cuts…

  • Renewable Energy Bankruptcy Threatens Spanish Banks

    Published 05 December 2015 | viewed 17,373 times

    In another sign of the turbulent times for the renewable energy sector, Spain’s Abengoa has declared bankruptcy. The bankruptcy is notable for several reasons. First,…

  • Shale Gas Revolution Is Not Done Yet

    Published 01 December 2015 | viewed 16,353 times

    Most of the time companies see greater productivity as a good thing. Improved asset productivity helps companies produce more output for every dollar of input…

  • Can We Blame Hedge Funds For Low Oil Prices?

    Published 30 November 2015 | viewed 12,114 times

    When oil prices were spiking in 2008 and some commentators were predicting prices of $200 a barrel, many pundits and politicians turned to blame speculators…

  • An Unnoticed Casualty of The Commodities Price Drop

    Published 28 November 2015 | viewed 9,028 times

    Royalty trusts have increasingly gained popularity in recent years as income focused investors have looked increasingly far afield for opportunities to earn an acceptable yield…

  • Why The Right Financing Matters More Than Ever

    Published 27 November 2015 | viewed 4,105 times

    As the price of oil has cratered, traditional financing alternatives across the energy industry have started to dry up. Where financing for new projects was…

  • U.S. Failing To Harness Hydro Power Potential

    Published 26 November 2015 | viewed 44,842 times

    One of the more interesting types of green energy is hydroelectric power. Among green energy sources, hydroelectric power is second only to nuclear power in…

  • Why The Future For Energy Storage Just Got Brighter

    Published 25 November 2015 | viewed 18,159 times

    The energy storage market is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting spaces in all of renewables. Unlike solar, wind, coal, and natural gas power…

  • U.S Drillers’ Operating Losses Could Surge In 2016

    Published 24 November 2015 | viewed 10,593 times

    What do you do when all of the low hanging fruit is gone? That question is one that oil producers are increasingly facing as they…

  • Mercedes Is Proposing A Novel Solution To Meet Energy Storage Demand

    Published 21 November 2015 | viewed 13,907 times

    Ever since Tesla announced its PowerWall battery project earlier this year, interest in stationary storage and battery technology in general has been explosive. Now, Mercedes…

  • Will 2016 Be The Year Of Wireless Energy?

    Published 18 November 2015 | viewed 9,951 times

    Wireless power has been a dream of mankind’s for decades, but the technology finally appears to be gaining some traction. Theoretically, numerous studies have shown…

  • Elon Musk's Hyperloop: Expensive, But Doable

    Published 16 November 2015 | viewed 18,574 times

    One of the most interesting developments in the transportation industry right now is the initial work being done on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept. The concept…

  • Will U.S. Solar Suffer The Same Fate As Fracking?

    Published 12 November 2015 | viewed 9,351 times

    In textbook economics, markets rapidly balance and establish prices at a point where supply equals demand and then remain in equilibrium absent any external shocks…

  • How To Play A Potential Collapse In The HAL/BHI Merger

    Published 11 November 2015 | viewed 12,509 times

    The Baker Hughes/Halliburton merger saga continues to drag on. Jefferies recently downgraded the probability of the deal being completed from 85 percent to 67 percent,…

  • Dividends For Oil Majors No Longer Sacred

    Published 10 November 2015 | viewed 12,050 times

    The oil price collapse seems to have stabilized for now, but unfortunately for investors and oil companies, the mid-forties price per barrel of oil is…

  • Fusion Energy Facing A Major Test This Month

    Published 09 November 2015 | viewed 13,785 times

    Fusion power has been a dream for mankind for decades now, but despite attracting perhaps more time, money, and attention than any other technological goal,…

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