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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.

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

  • Can Economies Of Scale Rescue TSLA?

    Published 30 September 2015 | viewed 14,508 times

    Few potential investments out there are as divisive as Tesla. On one side, bulls see the electric vehicle maker as a fundamentally different kind of…

  • Iran Deal Opponents Try A New Approach

    Published 29 September 2015 | viewed 7,726 times

    With Congress having failed to stop the Iran international nuclear agreement by September 17, opponents of the deal are now licking their wounds and focusing…

  • What Oil Investors Can Learn From Gold

    Published 28 September 2015 | viewed 9,902 times

     Commodities investors had been riding on momentum for years and with a diminishing supply of the product coming from producers, prices seemed destined to keep…

  • Is This The Mining Equipment Sector’s Last Act?

    Published 26 September 2015 | viewed 7,202 times

    Amid all of the stock market volatility in recent weeks an enormous amount of attention has been focused on the energy sector and the daily…

  • Bitcoin Goes Mainstream as an Investment Vehicle

    Published 24 September 2015 | viewed 6,711 times

    The commodities markets are some of the oldest trading markets in the world. The basic idea of trading wholesale goods between parties is as old…

  • The Best Presidential Candidate For Nuclear Power?

    Published 22 September 2015 | viewed 8,068 times

    The presidential campaigning is starting to heat up with Republicans having held their second debate recently, and Democrats looking to solidify around a single candidate.…

  • Could California’s Green Energy Strategy Backfire Soon?

    Published 21 September 2015 | viewed 8,298 times

    California is a poster-child for both the successes and challenges of green energy. Less than two decades ago the state was experiencing an energy meltdown…

  • Which Shale Firms Will Cut Production?

    Published 18 September 2015 | viewed 12,247 times

    Even as the price of oil remains stubbornly low, the IEA is starting to become incrementally more positive about oil’s supply and demand balance in…

  • Saudi Arabia Opening Up For Business As Oil Strategy Takes Its Toll

    Published 16 September 2015 | viewed 10,281 times

    Saudi Arabia faces a problem. The G20 nation and de facto head of OPEC relies almost solely on oil to power an economy that has…

  • Oil Industry Influence Waning Amid Oil Price Slump

    Published 15 September 2015 | viewed 11,572 times

    One unexpected victim of the oil price downturn seems to be the U.S. lobbying industry. The group of firms, whose business revolves around making sure…

  • EU’s Energy Market In For Some Drastic Changes

    Published 14 September 2015 | viewed 6,259 times

    In all of the chaos that has accompanied the recent Greek drama in Europe, it is easy to forget that the machinery of the EU…

  • BMW Going All-Electric

    Published 12 September 2015 | viewed 11,454 times

    The age of electric vehicles may finally be upon us – or at least that’s what BMW is banking on. BMW recently announced that it…

  • Is This The Breakthrough Fusion Researchers Have Been Waiting For?

    Published 10 September 2015 | viewed 14,339 times

    Fusion power may have just had the long-awaited breakthrough its backers have been waiting years for. A small secretive company in California called Tri Alpha…

  • Is OPEC Too Big To Fail? Not Anymore

    Published 09 September 2015 | viewed 16,765 times

    A lot of people, including several OPEC members, thought the oil slump would be easing by now. Instead, as oil prices languish near multi-year lows…

  • Is Apple Banking On Fuel Cell Technology?

    Published 08 September 2015 | viewed 21,791 times

    Apple is notoriously known for venturing into new technologies, shrouded in secrecy. New reports say that the California-based company could be making moves into using…

  • One Long-Term Bet On The Future Of Nuclear Energy

    Published 05 September 2015 | viewed 15,676 times

    Recently, a small, mostly unknown private player in the nuclear power arena was unveiled to a select group of equity analysts. That company, NuScale Power,…

  • Could Waste To Energy Play A Key Role In U.S. Manufacturing?

    Published 03 September 2015 | viewed 4,780 times

    The waste-to-energy business has been steadily growing for a decade now, but recently BMW unveiled a new innovation in the industry. The car manufacturer powered…

  • West Texas Fracker Uses Toilet Water To Cut Cost

    Published 02 September 2015 | viewed 9,725 times

    It is no secret that fracking companies across the U.S. have been turning over every rock in the supply chain looking for ways to cut…

  • Why Now Is The Time For Investors To Pick Up Positions In NatGas

    Published 01 September 2015 | viewed 8,699 times

    As the price of natural gas continues to hover around its lows for the year, it looks like the economic principles of supply and demand…

  • Is George Soros Betting on the Long-Term Future of Coal?

    Published 31 August 2015 | viewed 23,325 times

    Perhaps the greatest nightmare for investors in a commodity stock is that the commodity in question goes the way of coal. After more than a…

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