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.

  1. Company Insights

    Why Morgan Stanley's Stock Could Rise 20%

    Less trading and more wealth management is proving to be a winning banking strategy for MS.
  2. International / Global

    Quantitative Easing vs. Currency Manipulation

    Is QE a form of currency manipulation or an unintentional consequence?
  3. Stocks

    4 Bank Stocks to Buy Now: Strategas Partners

    Compelling valuations and more are making financial sector stocks look like the new winners.
  4. Stocks

    4 Key Drivers May Boost Microsoft by 60%

    Analysts are calling for a whopping 60% rise in Microsoft's stock price by 2020. Here's why.
  5. Stocks

    9 Stocks Poised to Shine in a Volatile Energy Market

    Amidst a volatile energy market, one fund has outperformed its peers over the last 15 years. Here's a look at what the fund's ...
  6. Stocks

    Why the Dow's Best-Peforming Stock May Rise Higher

    Boeing has led the Dow with a 64% rise, and there are technical signs that it could push even higher.
  7. Stocks

    Wells Fargo Tops Apple as Tax Plan's Biggest Winner

    Wells Fargo could be the biggest beneficiary of a proposed reduction to the U.S. corporate tax rate.
  8. Stocks

    Why Equities Will Surge as Big Techs Stall: A Technical View

    While some investors worry that the equity bull market is coming to an end, one analyst sees otherwise.
  9. Stocks

    4 Stocks Likely to Lead in 2017 Dividend Growth

    As worries rise that the bull market could turn bearish, investors look for strong dividend growth.
  10. Virtual Currency

    Cryptocurrencies Could Get Their Own Central Bank

    The Bank for International Settlements considers having central banks issue their own crypto-money.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Company Insights

    Why Alphabet's Shares Are Soaring in 2017

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

    These Oil Stocks May Gush Big Losses for Investors

    Shares of major oil producers operating in the Permian Basin have tumbled.
  15. 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.