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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

  • Campaign 2016: Where Are The Candidates On Energy?

    Published 04 August 2015 | viewed 7,644 times

    As the U.S. Presidential campaign starts its inevitable ramp up, one issue investors should consider is each candidate’s views on energy especially since energy policy…

  • Don't Expect An Oil Price Rebound This Side Of 2017

    Published 03 August 2015 | viewed 26,760 times

    As the price of oil starts its second dramatic act of the year, collapsing after a short-lived rebound in the Spring, many investors are undoubtedly…

  • Solar’s Growth Poised To Slow

    Published 01 August 2015 | viewed 8,000 times

    As solar power growth continues to accelerate, it’s time for investors to take a step back and make sure they have realistic expectations. Solar panel…

  • Buffet’s Solar “Insurance” Coup In Nevada

    Published 30 July 2015 | viewed 11,753 times

    Warren Buffet is generally regarded as something of a demi-god in investing circles. Most of the praise comes for his stock picking abilities though, rather…

  • Battered Coal Industry Still Boasts A Few Good Opportunities

    Published 29 July 2015 | viewed 11,833 times

    For all the talk about oil, natural gas, and renewable energy, one energy commodity gets very little press; coal. Yet coal is still one of…

  • What Is In Store For the Halliburton-Baker Hughes Tie-Up?

    Published 28 July 2015 | viewed 10,685 times

    Perhaps the biggest single change for the oil business since the start of the slump is Halliburton’s deal to buy Baker Hughes. The mega-merger would…

  • Arbitrage Opportunity For The Individual Energy Investor

    Published 27 July 2015 | viewed 6,734 times

    Hedge funds and other sophisticated investors use a variety of different strategies to earn a profit. Some of these strategies are too complex or costly…

  • Busting The Myth Of A ‘Green Europe’

    Published 25 July 2015 | viewed 6,740 times

    For much of the world, Europe seems like the poster child for responsible renewable energy policies. Unlike the U.S., which is embracing shale oil and…

  • What Miniature Nuclear Reactors Could Mean For The World

    Published 23 July 2015 | viewed 23,967 times

    Even as the future of grid-scale nuclear reactors seems to be in flux with the mainstay producers like the Japanese and French seemingly unsure about…

  • The $5 Billion Vote Of Confidence In Wind Power

    Published 22 July 2015 | viewed 16,089 times

    Philip Anschutz has an audacious plan to build the country’s largest wind farm and he is backing the plan with $5 billion of his own…

  • Here’s How To Play Low Oil Prices

    Published 21 July 2015 | viewed 11,020 times

    Energy stocks have been a great investment for a decade now and a staple in many investors’ portfolios. However, all stocks move in two directions,…

  • Energy Stocks: Undervalued Or Value-Trap?

    Published 20 July 2015 | viewed 12,187 times

    Oil stock investors have rarely faced such a conundrum. Exxon Mobil: 3.5 percent and 12.5X; Royal Dutch Shell: 6.6 percent and 12.5X; Chevron: 4.6 percent…

  • MLPs Under Threat From The IRS

    Published 18 July 2015 | viewed 13,746 times

    One of the biggest changes for investors over the next few years is going to come from the IRS. And it’s a potential bombshell that…

  • The Emerging Megatrend Coming To Oil & Gas

    Published 16 July 2015 | viewed 17,331 times

    Few trends have been bigger or more exciting to watch in the last decade than the rise of drones. From serious applications like warfare to…

  • The Biggest Energy Crooks

    Published 15 July 2015 | viewed 12,213 times

    It’s been a tough year for international oil investors in Brazil as Petrobras has come under extreme scrutiny for allegedly paying massive bribes to secure…

  • Top 10 Changes In U.S. Oil Sector This Year

    Published 14 July 2015 | viewed 6,040 times

    The collapse in oil prices over the last year has led to significant changes in the E&P landscape in the U.S., but perhaps not in…

  • Three Stocks To Consider in Energy Tech

    Published 13 July 2015 | viewed 5,131 times

    Investors with a willingness to invest based on secular trends that will shape the future would be wise to consider a very important area of…

  • Why Investors Should Take Note Of Total’s Transformation

    Published 11 July 2015 | viewed 4,997 times

    As the Greek drama plays out, it is having a crushing effect not only on European stocks in general, but especially on energy stocks as…

  • Spanish Government To Tax Solar Power

    Published 09 July 2015 | viewed 21,970 times

    Electric companies may want to look at telecoms for a glimpse of their future. Just as telecom companies faced a challenging transition with landlines over…

  • The Next Fracking Boom May Be Closer Than You Think

    Published 08 July 2015 | viewed 17,109 times

    Even as the fallout from the Greek debacle continues to hammer oil prices, investors need to be on the lookout for future opportunities in the…

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