Matthew Johnston

Matthew Johnston

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at St. Stephen’s University in the Canadian maritime province of New Brunswick, Matt went on to earn his MA in economics at the New School for Social Research in New York City. His research interests revolve around topics in economic history and political economy, especially the political economy of money and banking. Currently, he resides in Montreal, Quebec, where he tries to stay warm in the local pubs, drinking good beer and practicing his French.

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  1. Virtual Currency

    Cryptocurrencies Could Get Their Own Central Bank

    The Bank for International Settlements considers having central banks issue their own crypto-money.
  2. Company Insights

    Can Goldman's Stock Climb Out of Its Hole?

    While Goldman Sachs' share prices have struggled this year, the investment giant has a comeback plan.
  3. Stocks

    Europe's Techs Poised to De-FAANG U.S. Tech Stocks

    As the FAANG trade begins to look overcrowded, a European economy is making European tech stocks appeal.
  4. Company Insights

    Why Alphabet's Shares Are Soaring in 2017

    Mobile advertising and videos are helping to fuel Alphabet's shares
  5. Stocks

    These Oil Stocks May Gush Big Losses for Investors

    Shares of major oil producers operating in the Permian Basin have tumbled.
  6. Stocks

    Why Apple May Be a Big Loser for Investors

    Apple is the most valuable company in the U.S., but that could be bad news for its share price.
  7. Stocks

    Big Banks May Soar Higher After Post-Crisis Records

    As Trump's deregulation agenda starts taking clearer form, financial stocks have climbed higher.
  8. Stocks

    Intel, AMD, Micron May Outperform as Market Peaks

    In spite of slower microchip sales growth, Intel, AMD and Micron could outperform the market.
  9. Politics & Money

    "Trump" Mentions Plunge in 2Q Earnings Calls

    As confidence in Trump wanes, companies give less attention to Trump in earnings reports.
  10. Stocks

    Facebook Takes the Knife to Twitter Over Ad Sales

    Analysts are predicting Twitter's stock price to halve as Facebook's popularity for advertisers grows.
  11. Markets & Economy

    Automakers Will Get a Jolt From Electric Car Sales

    Automakers should see a boost in electric vehicle sales as countries push for green transportation.
  12. Markets & Economy

    5 Chipmakers That Will Win as Smartphone Sales Slow

    Increasing demand for data storage and processing will support continued sales growth for chip producers.
  13. Stocks

    6 Bank Stocks Fueled by Share Buybacks

    Following the Fed's stress tests, analysts expect banks to increase share buybacks and dividend payouts.
  14. Stocks

    3 Tech Stars: It May Be Time to Trim Your Stake

    A number of investors are warning that now might be the time to sell certain outperforming tech stocks.
  15. Stocks

    4 Undervalued Stocks in a Frothy Market

    While U.S. equities appear overvalued as markets hit record highs, one investor claims otherwise.
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