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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 02 June 2015 | viewed 9,662 times

    Investors in oil stocks are finding out lately just how painful an oil supply glut can be. At a time like this though, one key…

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    Published 28 May 2015 | viewed 19,796 times

    Investors looking for the next “big thing” could be forgiven for being a little unsure about the state of the green energy revolution. While some…

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    Published 27 May 2015 | viewed 12,862 times

     Solar power appears to be hitting some technological hurdles, if the slowing rate of innovation in that industry is any indication. This apparent slowdown could…

  • A New Giant Among Oil Traders

    Published 26 May 2015 | viewed 19,663 times

    Main Street investors are not the only ones who have been surprised by the speed and magnitude of the oil price collapse over the last…

  • Top 4 Oil Companies For Dividend Investors

    Published 25 May 2015 | viewed 20,725 times

    Investing in the energy industry right now can be scary. On the one hand, oil prices have been extremely volatile and look likely to stay…

  • Drilling Efficiency To Keep Oil Prices Low

    Published 21 May 2015 | viewed 13,088 times

    Economics 101 tells us that prices in a free market are set by the interaction of supply and demand. The world oil markets have gotten…

  • Why Shale Gas Producers Could Rebound First

    Published 20 May 2015 | viewed 10,677 times

    The plunge in oil prices has a lot of the investment community heavily divided between those who see opportunity in US unconventional oil producers and…

  • This Innovation Will Help U.S. Companies Win The Oil Price War

    Published 18 May 2015 | viewed 27,252 times

    Although some US oil companies are struggling with low oil prices, a new wave of innovation is hitting the oil patch, allowing for a significant…

  • Could This New Business Model Save Fracking?

    Published 13 May 2015 | viewed 15,041 times

    The hallmark of the fracking revolution in the US has always been persistent technological progress. Fracking only became possible as a result of technology pioneered…

  • Can Tesla’s Battery System Actually Live Up To The Hype?

    Published 12 May 2015 | viewed 16,266 times

    Elon Musk certainly has a streak of PT Barnum in him.On May 6 the widely known and frequently controversial boss of Tesla Motors introduced the…

  • Does Nuclear Power Deserve Such A Bad Image?

    Published 11 May 2015 | viewed 7,421 times

    Nuclear power plants seem to draw a special level of animosity even beyond that of conventional power sources that emit greenhouse gases. Perhaps because of…

  • A Spanner In The Works Of The Solar Revolution

    Published 07 May 2015 | viewed 12,269 times

    Moore’s Law famously postulates that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years. That relationship has held true for fifty years…

  • Germany’s Nuclear Cutback Is Darkening European Skies

    Published 06 May 2015 | viewed 23,627 times

    Germany’s influence in Europe is unquestionable, but it appears that some of its neighbors may be adversely affected by recent German decisions; and Greece is…

  • What Is Holding The Green Revolution Back?

    Published 04 May 2015 | viewed 16,727 times

    In all the press that alternative energy sources get, one fact is often omitted. While Green energy has been around for years, today there are…

  • A Point To Consider Before Lifting The US Oil Export Ban

    Published 30 April 2015 | viewed 11,390 times

    Even as politicians in Washington look increasingly likely to vote and probably pass a deal regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership, one critical US good remains…

  • This Development Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

    Published 29 April 2015 | viewed 14,737 times

    One of the major problems with green energy is the inability to control when that energy is generated. Conventional fossil fuels like oil and natural…

  • Why The US Should Worry About Oil Sector Jobs

    Published 28 April 2015 | viewed 25,139 times

    Outside of individual’s holding oil stocks, damage to the economy from the fall in oil has been pretty minimal so far. Indeed, the price cut…

  • Tesla Could Be Changing The Dynamics Of Global Energy

    Published 27 April 2015 | viewed 23,941 times

    Tesla’s announcement last week about creating a new line of batteries for use by businesses, consumers, and the electrical grid at large is a game-changer…

  • Oil Price War May Benefit Both US Shale And Saudi Arabia

    Published 21 April 2015 | viewed 26,523 times

    Even as financial commentators on CNBC are starting to come around to the idea of a bottom in oil prices, the key question for US…

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    Published 20 April 2015 | viewed 9,289 times

    Green energy has moved to the forefront of the national conversation on energy production even as oil prices sit near decade lows. The simple fact…

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