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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

  • Lessons From The Failed Rare Earth Investment Hype

    Published 04 July 2015 | viewed 17,815 times

    The story of the Rare Earth Elements (REE) boom is one of the most disappointing but valuable parables for investors today. Rare Earth Elements were…

  • New Silk Road A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    Published 02 July 2015 | viewed 16,599 times

    For much of the last fifteen years, Chinese growth has been a source of hope across Asia. Now that growth is slowing and China appears…

  • The Economics Of Fracking For The UK

    Published 01 July 2015 | viewed 13,005 times

    As Great Britain considers its future and the role that shale gas may play, it’s worth trying to understand the economic impact that greater shale…

  • Top Shale Takeover Targets

    Published 30 June 2015 | viewed 14,778 times

    In spite of all the talk about the fall in oil prices leading to greater mergers and acquisitions activity, so far the sector has been…

  • Demand Response Key To Utilities’ Survival

    Published 27 June 2015 | viewed 9,572 times

    Demand response technology is being touted as a way to help countries reduce energy usage without having to significantly change their behavior to reduce actual…

  • Major Shift In Asian Commodity Demand Already Underway

    Published 25 June 2015 | viewed 19,027 times

    The story of commodities in the new millennium so far has largely been driven by China. For over fifteen years, rapid Chinese growth and industrialization…

  • Investing In Nuclear Power Just Got More Interesting

    Published 24 June 2015 | viewed 17,832 times

    The shift in nuclear power from developed nations to third-world countries is an important trend for investors to understand because it is largely redefining the…

  • What Oil Export Ban Means for Investors

    Published 23 June 2015 | viewed 8,444 times

    One of the hottest issues in both politics and the energy industry over the last year has been the fight surrounding the ban on exports…

  • China Could Prove To Be A Honey Trap For U.S. Investors

    Published 23 June 2015 | viewed 7,181 times

    Investors looking for an alternative to the staid and slow growth in the U.S. increasingly seem to be turning to international equities in hopes that…

  • Key Points For Investing In Global Mining Sector

    Published 20 June 2015 | viewed 13,591 times

    It is probably not news to most investors that the global mining industry is in trouble at this point. The Chinese, long one of the…

  • Top Three Rebound Stocks In The Permian Shale

    Published 18 June 2015 | viewed 12,389 times

    With the oil and natural gas markets stabilized, at least for now, investors should begin considering which companies could emerge from the rubble of the…

  • How Much Energy Does The Super Bowl Use?

    Published 17 June 2015 | viewed 31,323 times

    In the pantheon of American culture, no event is more iconic and distinctly American than the Super Bowl. Like all things American, the Super Bowl…

  • Top Plays In Energy Storage

    Published 16 June 2015 | viewed 8,355 times

    As the energy storage market starts to ramp up, investors should be on the lookout for nascent opportunities in the space. Energy storage, on a…

  • Four Stocks To Watch In The Driverless Vehicle Industry

    Published 15 June 2015 | viewed 7,659 times

    For all of the talk about self-driving vehicles, the reality is that widespread self-driving cars for the average consumer are still likely to be years…

  • The Front-Runners In Fusion Energy

    Published 11 June 2015 | viewed 31,478 times

    Fusion power has been something of a holy grail in the energy field for decades. The idea of harnessing the same energy that powers the…

  • This Merger Could Signal Big Changes In Nuclear Energy

    Published 09 June 2015 | viewed 11,238 times

    France has long been at the forefront of nuclear power as one of the biggest users around the world. But the recent announcement that French nuclear giant…

  • Three Possible Takeover Targets In The Canadian Oil Patch

    Published 09 June 2015 | viewed 14,463 times

    As the current oil price slump stabilizes, showing only a modest rebound in prices since the start of the year, it is likely that more…

  • One Of The Safest Bets In Oil & Gas Right Now

    Published 08 June 2015 | viewed 11,336 times

    With the North American rig count now starting to stabilize, investors in the oil and gas space should consider starting to scour the landscape of…

  • Latest Innovation Could Ignite Automotive And Airline Industries

    Published 04 June 2015 | viewed 9,132 times

    The basic principles of the internal combustion engine have not changed a lot since the technology was invented. However, just because the technology is old…

  • Bursting The Solar Leasing Bubble

    Published 03 June 2015 | viewed 14,576 times

    The solar industry has been one of the most dynamic sections of the renewable space in the last decade, but many of the biggest changes…

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