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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

  • Could A New Type Of Bike Solve India’s Electricity Problems

    Published 02 June 2016 | viewed 10,639 times

    India has tremendous potential as an economic powerhouse of the future, but it also faces some significant development challenges. India’s population is on track to…

  • Why Oil CEOs Are Overpaid

    Published 31 May 2016 | viewed 7,827 times

    Imagine how workers would behave if they were paid not on the basis of their output or productivity, but simply on time spent at the…

  • Flower Power Takes On A New Meaning With Pollen Batteries

    Published 30 May 2016 | viewed 11,336 times

    Energy storage is an extremely hot area of the energy and utility markets right now, with new innovations and investment opportunities appearing all the time.…

  • 5 Crazy Energy Ideas

    Published 26 May 2016 | viewed 11,316 times

    Renewable power is still the scrappy newcomer in the energy space – untested, green, and a minor presence overall, but exciting and shaking up the…

  • Bakken Oil Patch At Risk Over Pipeline Lawsuits

    Published 25 May 2016 | viewed 7,923 times

    One of the key factors in the survival of the Bakken oil patch in the future will be affordable transportation options. Bakken producers receive lower…

  • Soaring Electricity Demand Poses Climate Change Threat

    Published 24 May 2016 | viewed 6,763 times

    One of the biggest drivers of climate change is the on-going development of third world nations. Around the globe, countries that have spent centuries with…

  • BP Faces Setback In World’s Largest Unexplored Oil Basin

    Published 23 May 2016 | viewed 14,522 times

    As if the current oil markets weren’t tough enough for producers, companies are increasingly finding that regulators are making it harder to drill new sources…

  • The Wildest Predictions For Oil Prices In 2016

    Published 22 May 2016 | viewed 42,644 times

    One reality in the markets is that despite the best efforts of analysts and traders, no one ever knows with any degree of certainty what…

  • The Newest Metric For Gauging Stock Performance In The Oil Patch

    Published 19 May 2016 | viewed 6,855 times

    Investors pondering their choices as oil prices continue to recover must attempt to determine which firms are the best investments. The problem is that every…

  • European Natural Gas Prices Collapse

    Published 17 May 2016 | viewed 36,542 times

    Oil and natural gas producers cannot catch a break of late it seems. A few years after the onset of the natural gas glut, Europe…

  • Does Tesla Care About Its Stock Price?

    Published 16 May 2016 | viewed 11,990 times

    It has been a rough month for Tesla with the stock down almost 25 percent in recent weeks. Yet for all of the pain for…

  • Slow Rebound In Oil May Trigger Another Bankruptcy Wave

    Published 13 May 2016 | viewed 3,105 times

    Many investors have started to jump back into the oil sector in recent weeks based in large part on the slow upward grind in oil…

  • Where Will Halliburton And Baker Hughes Go From Here?

    Published 12 May 2016 | viewed 11,817 times

    Now that the merger between Halliburton (HAL) and Baker Hughes (BHI) is officially dead, it’s time for shareholders to begin thinking about what comes next…

  • The Real Beneficiaries Of The U.S. Export Ban

    Published 11 May 2016 | viewed 9,283 times

    Several months on from the lifting of the U.S. oil export ban, it’s becoming clear that one unexpected group had benefited considerably from the restriction…

  • Solar Hits Millionth Installation In The U.S. – Faster Growth Ahead

    Published 11 May 2016 | viewed 3,715 times

    In February, the millionth solar installation was completed in the United States. That momentous number has taken forty years to arrive. Fortunately for renewable energy…

  • Rousseff Impeachment May Breathe Life Into Petrobras

    Published 11 May 2016 | viewed 6,919 times

    Petrobras’ stock has been a disaster for investors for years. Even when virtually every other oil company on the planet was seeing their stock move…

  • Coal May Survive, But Its Profitability Is Dead

    Published 07 May 2016 | viewed 17,543 times

    With the market capitalization of the coal industry down 94 percent since 2011, one question has to be paramount on the minds of all investors…

  • Self-Driving Vehicles May Be Closer Than You Think

    Published 05 May 2016 | viewed 7,914 times

    There is a theory advanced by economist Robert Gordon of Northwestern University, that the technological advance that has powered economic growth for the last century…

  • The Last Great Frontier For Cheap Oil And Gas?

    Published 02 May 2016 | viewed 8,273 times

    As oil prices continue their slow rebound on optimism around an eventual rebalancing of the market, there is a lot of talk among commentators about…

  • Low Oil Prices? Texas Is Doing Just Fine

    Published 02 May 2016 | viewed 15,883 times

    With the oil price crash now nearly two years in, there have been some obvious casualties. Dozens of oil related firms have declared bankruptcy, oil…

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