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

    5 Market Predictions for 2018: Vanguard’s Bogle

    As the new year approaches, here are five market predictions for 2018 and beyond.
  2. Stocks

    Why Macy's, Nordstrom, Target May Rise on Holiday Sales

    With the holiday season just around the corner, a number of traditional retailers could get a boost.
  3. Stocks

    How 7 Bank Stocks Could Win Big From Financial Reform

    Regional U.S. banks could get a nice lift as bipartisan senators have agreed to financial reforms.
  4. Stocks

    Why Energy Stocks Are Suddenly Hot

    Despite being down for the year overall, energy stocks are making a strong comeback.
  5. Stocks

    Why JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup Can Rise 10%

    After outperforming analysts' estimates for Q3, four of the biggest U.S. banks could see their stocks rise by 10%.
  6. Stocks

    Intel's Stock Can Rise Over 20%: BMO Capital

    Intel's stock could rise by 20% as it reins in expenses and forges ahead in the market for AI.
  7. Company Insights

    How Self-Driving Cars Will Boost Nvidia's Stock

    The self-driving car industry is alive and well, and Nvidia is poised to take advantage of future growth.
  8. Stocks

    Short Sellers Feast on $250 Million as Chipotle Plunges

    Short sellers gobble up more than $250 million in profits as Chipotle shares tumble.
  9. 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.
  10. International / Global

    Quantitative Easing vs. Currency Manipulation

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

    4 Bank Stocks to Buy Now: Strategas Partners

    Compelling valuations and more are making financial sector stocks look like the new winners.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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.