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. Stocks

    2 Stocks That May Surge on Bank Takeovers

    The highly fragmented U.S. banking sector looks ripe for a wave of M&A activity.
  2. Stocks

    3 Blue Chip Stocks Selling at Bargain Prices

    Consumer staples companies whose stock prices have taken a hit this year still have strong fundamentals.
  3. Stocks

    Why Soaring Small-Cap Stocks Signal Bear Is at Bay

    Small market caps are on a tear as the rest of the market tries to stabilize—so no bear market yet.
  4. Stocks

    Why These 2 Safe Haven Trades Are Failing

    Amid turbulence, investors have been retreating to safe havens—but with unsatisfactory results.
  5. Forex & Currencies

    Forex algorithmic trading: Understanding the basics

    Learn more about algorithmic trading in forex markets, which automates certain processes and reduces the hours needed to ...
  6. Stocks

    2 Stocks Poised to Soar on Memory Chip Boom

    The booming demand for memory chips will provide a big boost for a number of producers.
  7. Stocks

    NVIDIA Stock Seen Rising 30% on AI Sales

    Following a strong Q1 earnings report, NVIDIA is set to move higher as it leads the AI arms race.
  8. Stocks

    Goldman Bets on Commodities, Cash as Stocks Fizzle

    As the stock market struggles, Goldman Sachs says to go long commodities and cash in the short-term.
  9. Stocks

    Why Bulls May Push Oil to $100

    Rising oil prices could go even higher on strong demand and constricted supply.
  10. Stocks

    3 Defensive Stocks to Weather an Uncertain Market

    As concerns over the strength of global growth rise and markets remain subdued, investors are seeking out defensive alternatives. ...
  11. Stocks

    6 Mistakes of a GE Bull

    One GE bull reveals the lessons he learned as the stock has lost half its value over the past year.
  12. Stocks

    Why Exxon Mobil's Stock Is Poised to Outperform

    As oil prices rise, Exxon Mobil's strengths in oil and natural gas make it a top contender.
  13. Stocks

    Stock Picking for Fast Profits Is Harder Than It Looks

    When stock returns are flat, trying to time the market may be tempting, but it's easier said than done.
  14. Stocks

    Why These 4 Retailers Are Amazon-Proof

    Despite Amazon's dominating presence, a number of retailers are looking attractively valued.
  15. Stocks

    3 Oil Stocks Ready to Rally

    As oil prices rise, some of the world's largest oil-field-service providers are set to benefit.
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