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

    Big Banks May Soar Higher After Post-Crisis Records

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

    Intel, AMD, Micron May Outperform as Market Peaks

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

    "Trump" Mentions Plunge in 2Q Earnings Calls

    As confidence in Trump wanes, companies give less attention to Trump in earnings reports.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Stocks

    6 Bank Stocks Fueled by Share Buybacks

    Following the Fed's stress tests, analysts expect banks to increase share buybacks and dividend payouts.
  8. 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.
  9. Stocks

    4 Undervalued Stocks in a Frothy Market

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

    These 3 Bank Stocks Will Thrive Amid Rate Hikes (SVIB, CMA, ZION)

    Whether the Fed hikes its key rate or not, its goal of higher rates will benefit regional U.S. banks.
  11. Laws & Regulations

    Bank Stocks: The Attack on Dodd-Frank (JPM, BAC, GS)

    Bank stocks were given an initial boost after the House passed the new bill to repeal Dodd-Frank.
  12. Stocks

    Dividend Windfall: Why Payouts are Biggest in 2 Years

    As the global economy strengthens, dividend growth has begun to pickup with the U.S., U.K., Asia-Pacific and emerging markets ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    Brexit Winners: Why JPMorgan Is Buying UK Stocks

    Despite Brexit risks and political uncertainty, global investors are still finding value in UK stocks.
  14. Stocks

    How This Fund Star Wins With Millennial Stocks (EBAY, PYPL)

    Investor Bill Smead has a fund that attracts millennial investors.
  15. Company Insights

    How Comcast-Charter Deal Will Hammer AT&T, Verizon (CMCSA, VZ, T)

    Verizon and AT&T will struggle to retain market share with competition from the Comcast-Charter deal.