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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

  • The Solar Roof: Can Musk Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

    Published 31 October 2016 | viewed 17,060 times

    This past Friday, Elon Musk captured public attention with another of his innovative ideas. From the back lot at universal studios, he announced SolarCity Corp.’s…

  • Abu Dhabi Adapts To Low Oil Prices With Mega Merger

    Published 30 October 2016 | viewed 15,467 times

    OPEC nations are continuing to tackle the challenge of exceptionally low oil prices. Oil majors are searching for solutions to stay afloat during a time…

  • Will Electric Cars Be Cost Competitive By 2020?

    Published 27 October 2016 | viewed 20,072 times

    The energy market is constantly transforming and advancing the way we use everyday products. Very soon, the internal combustion engines we’ve been accustomed to for…

  • How Virtual Reality Could Reshape The Energy Sector

    Published 24 October 2016 | viewed 14,640 times

    Humans have a hard time with numbers. The truth is that our brains are much better at processing images and colors than they are at…

  • India To Ramp Up Solar Investment In 2017

    Published 22 October 2016 | viewed 15,808 times

    India is making the push to become greener through the use of solar panels. The nation is lagging behind other countries in terms of renewables…

  • The Drone War Is On: Australian Startup Beats Google, Amazon

    Published 20 October 2016 | viewed 16,140 times

    Startup Company Flirtey is making enormous progress in the drone industry, far sooner than some of the most prominent tech companies. The Australian based company…

  • Blowing The Competition Away: The Wind Power Boom In The U.S.

    Published 18 October 2016 | viewed 24,413 times

    Wind energy is changing the economy of the Midwest. Wind is the fastest growing source of electricity in the United States, and about 70 percent…

  • Why Algeria Will Be A Key Part Of Any OPEC Deal

    Published 17 October 2016 | viewed 15,519 times

    At the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul last week, talks regarding the OPEC crude oil production freeze took a surprising turn. Energy Minister Noureddine…

  • Where Is Uber Going Next?

    Published 15 October 2016 | viewed 11,465 times

    After three years, Uber has finally given up on expanding into China. Native Cab Company Didi Chuxing invested $1 billion in Uber along with 20…

  • Russia Shifts Focus From Oil To Agriculture

    Published 13 October 2016 | viewed 45,936 times

    Russia’s biggest industry has been oil production historically, but the country appears to be trying to diversify that by putting more emphasis on agriculture. The…

  • Is 2016 The Turning Point For Energy Storage?

    Published 11 October 2016 | viewed 19,003 times

    In the future, when investors look back at the year that represented the turning point for clean energy, 2016 may be it. The industry overall…

  • The Argentinian Renewable Revolution

    Published 10 October 2016 | viewed 8,189 times

    Argentina’s government is making the push towards more renewables at an extremely fast rate. The country recently held an auction for long-term contracts totaling a…

  • The OPEC Deal Represents A Permanent Shift In Oil Markets

    Published 05 October 2016 | viewed 51,378 times

    Market enthusiasm around the OPEC deal has vacillated significantly over the last week, alternating between optimism and pessimism. A healthy segment of investors view the…

  • The Biggest Value Trap In U.S. Shale Right Now

    Published 04 October 2016 | viewed 16,721 times

    The growth of oil producers is often tracked by a measurement known as the reserve replacement ratio. This compares the proven reserves of oil and…

  • Oil Rig Builders Tap Into Offshore Wind Market

    Published 02 October 2016 | viewed 11,971 times

    With the recent completion of the first wind turbine field off the coast of Block Island, many oil rig developers are shifting their attention to…

  • Tesla’s Self-Driving Car Continues To Improve

    Published 01 October 2016 | viewed 13,673 times

    As of September 21st, owners of Tesla cars have been able to update their car’s OS to the latest software version, Tesla 8.0. This update…

  • Is This $24 Billion Petrochemical Megaproject A Boon For Oil?

    Published 27 September 2016 | viewed 11,173 times

    One market that energy investors sometimes spend very little time thinking about is plastics. Despite the fact that plastics are an oil derivative, energy investors…

  • Where To Find Value In Today’s Energy Markets

    Published 26 September 2016 | viewed 7,577 times

    The easy money in the oil market bounce back has been made in the U.S. Oil stocks in the U.S. have largely soared since the…

  • Clean Energy Gets A Boost With California Regulations

    Published 25 September 2016 | viewed 9,223 times

    The California ISO (CAISO) was recently approved by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission to introduce new regulations to boost accuracy in determining market demand. These…

  • The Old Wall Street Trader Is Dead, Algo’s Now Rule The Day

    Published 22 September 2016 | viewed 12,553 times

    The classic Wall Street trader is dead. For decades, or even centuries, the professional investment markets were characterized by smart individuals buying and selling stocks,…

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