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. Stocks

    Why These 4 Retailers Are Amazon-Proof

    Despite Amazon's dominating presence, a number of retailers are looking attractively valued.
  2. 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.
  3. Stocks

    Consumer Stocks' Sell-Off Is a Flashback to Financial Crisis

    Steep consecutive declines in the consumer staples sector is bringing back memories of the financial crisis.
  4. Stocks

    5 Overlooked Techs That Are Beating the Market

    As big tech stocks struggle to continue momentum, smaller tech companies have found their wings.
  5. Stocks

    Why Dividend Stocks Are Losing Their Luster

    As central banks begin tightening monetary policy, high dividend-yielding stocks are starting to lag.
  6. Stocks

    Why These 4 Bank Stocks Are a Bargain

    As U.S. banking stocks begin to look overvalued, Swedish banks offer an attractive alternative.
  7. Stocks

    3 Auto Stocks That Can Lead the Pack

    As the demand for greater fuel efficiency grows, several auto parts suppliers are set to outperform.
  8. Stocks

    3 Stocks May Get Crushed in Walmart’s Discount War

    The discount retailer price wars are heating up as Walmart becomes aggressive in its price cuts.
  9. Stocks

    9 'High Beta' Energy Stocks That Can Soar

    The greater volatility of high-beta energy stocks make them favoured picks amid rising oil prices.
  10. Stocks

    Retail Stocks Poised for Big Turnaround

    Retail stocks have taken a beating in recent years, but they now look positioned for a rebound.
  11. Tech

    Why Alphabet Has More Than 25% Upside

    Tech stocks may be threatened, but Google parent Alphabet is well-positioned for strong growth.
  12. Stocks

    10 Ways to Profit Off Stock Volatility

    As markets turn volatile, here are 10 tips that every beginning day trader should know.
  13. Stocks

    Chip Stocks That Will Thrive on the AI Boom

    The AI boom is here, benefiting not only the big chipmaker stocks, but also a number of smaller firms.
  14. Stocks

    A Trump Breakup of Amazon Is 'Pure Fantasy'

    Big tech companies have come under fire lately, but the worries they'll be broken up are overdone.
  15. Stocks

    3 Bear Market Stock Picks That Can Soar

    A number of stocks beaten down by the market sell-off are starting to look like bargains.