Kevin Johnston

Kevin Johnston

Kevin Johnston has written about stocks, finance and investing for Zack’s Investment Research, Standard and Poor’s, Ameriprise Financial, Nation’s Business, Business Age, The Houston Chronicle and The San Francisco Chronicle.

His expertise includes deep knowledge of how news affects stocks and trends in prices.  He brings a well-rounded financial background to bear on understanding specific stocks and how crowd behavior is affected by news on those stocks.

  1. Investing

    Top 4 ETFs for Investing in Vietnam In 2018

    Vietnam offers some enticing opportunities for investors, and ETFs provide an extra level of safety.
  2. ETFs

    The 4 Best ETFs to Short the Market in 2018

    An exchange-traded fund allows you to short a market segment instead of individual stocks.
  3. Commodities

    Top 3 Platinum Stocks for 2018

    Platinum prices have fallen, but 2018 may be a good year for companies that mine it if platinum prices turn around.
  4. Stocks

    Top 4 Alternative Energy Companies for 2018

    These companies are world leaders in alternative energy and offer a relatively stable investment opportunity.
  5. Stocks

    Top 3 Stocks for Novice Swing Traders

    You can learn swing trading if you start with large-cap stocks that have predictable patterns.
  6. Alternative Investments

    Top 5 Alternative Investments to the Stock Market for 2018

    Trying to avoid using a stock broker? Here are our top alternative investments to the stock market.
  7. Stocks

    Top 3 Healthcare Penny Stocks for 2018

    These three healthcare penny stocks are poised for positive performance in 2018.
  8. Stocks

    Top 4 Oil Stocks for May 2018

    Some oil stocks that have been struggling look like they could dominate if oil prices continue to rise in 2018.
  9. Stocks

    Top 5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2018

    These companies have a long history of paying dividends monthly instead of quarterly.
  10. Stocks

    Top 3 Growth Stocks for 2018

    These three growth stocks have promising outlooks this year.
  11. Investing

    The 5 Best Energy Stocks for 2018

    These energy stocks either remained profitable while oil plunged, or they acquired important assets.
  12. Stocks

    Top 4 Cosmetics Stocks of 2018

    The cosmetics industry may sell "hope in a jar," but do the market leaders do the same for your portfolio?
  13. Stocks

    Top 4 Coal-Mining Stocks as of April 2018

    Some coal stocks have been quietly making money and may continue to do so in 2018.
  14. Stocks

    Top 3 Silver Stocks as of April 2018

    These three silver stocks could beat their peers in 2018.
  15. Investing

    Top 4 Natural Gas Stocks as of April 2018

    These four companies that develop natural gas may be strong in 2018.