Michael Foster

Michael Foster

  • • Extensive experience writing on a variety of high-yield and financial stocks, funds, and bonds for a number of popular publications including TheStreet, Bankrate, Forbes, and Kiplinger
  • • Former Wall Street analyst providing in-depth analysis of fast-moving technology stocks
  • • PhD and former academic with over a decade experience teaching students on three continents



Michael has written on a number of financial topics for both a popular and professional investor audience, with a particular focus on providing benchmark-beating long-term total returns through in-depth due diligence and a close analysis of funds' and stocks' fundamentals. His research has been read by thousands of investors of all stripes, including growth, value, and income investors. By combining his unconventional academic approach with an in-depth knowledge of financial mechanics, Michael tries to deliver new insights that give investors conviction.


Michael received his Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics degree from Åbo Akademi University.

Quote from Michael

"I want to help investors understand that an unconventional approach to the market can help them achieve unconventional financial goals that mainstream advisors claim are unachievable."

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    President Donald Trump hinted that he is looking at ways to break up giant Wall Street banks.
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