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Michael McDonald

Morning Investments

Contributor since: 02 Apr 2015

Michael McDonald

Biography

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 26 November 2016 | viewed 4,289 times

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    Published 20 November 2016 | viewed 11,672 times

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    With OPEC’s decision to cut production looming over the oil market, producers still have one corner of the globe to turn to. The region of…

  • Microsoft Bets Big On Wind

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    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 21,810 times

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    Published 13 November 2016 | viewed 21,474 times

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    Published 09 November 2016 | viewed 11,088 times

    Energy Transfer Partners shareholders probably understand a little bit of the frustration that Transcanada shareholders felt a few years ago. ETP is in the process…

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    Published 08 November 2016 | viewed 31,038 times

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    Published 08 November 2016 | viewed 10,291 times

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    Published 03 November 2016 | viewed 8,544 times

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