Matthew Cochrane

Matthew Cochrane


As an economic crimes detective, Matthew focuses on helping others avoid becoming victims of fraud and scams. He is most familiar with the fintech and payments industry and devotes much of his writing to covering these two sectors.

Recent articles

Is Verizon Still a Buy?

The largest U.S. wireless network carries serious debt and may never again see double-digit growth. Yet it stands to benefit from its 5G efforts and possible industry consolidation.

Global Payments Is Hungry for Growth

This payment processing provider has been smartly gobbling up niche enterprise software verticals, giving its entire business model a software makeover.

Is Skyworks Solutions a Buy?

The trade war clouds Skyworks Solutions' near-term outlook, but its 5G-driven future should still be bright.

The Best Fintech Stocks to Buy in 2019 and Beyond

Fintech is transforming the financial industry from the inside out, and there will be lots of winners and losers. Before you invest, know these basic guidelines to this growing industry.

Shopify's Quarter Is a Real Plus

Shopify's revenue growth continues to wow Wall Street, but not all of its subscription plans are created equal.

Discover a Compelling Value

Discover Financial Services turned a neat trick in its first quarter, one that it has had trouble performing in the recent past: Growing its loan portfolio while keeping loan losses to a minimum.

3 Reasons American Express Is a Buy

What do all three have in common? They all show that management is working diligently to ensure that its account holders can engage with their cards and rewards in more ways than ever before.

The Complete PayPal Stock History

From humble beginnings to Silicon Valley lore, this digital payments pioneer has survived countless rivals and changed the way we shop forever. But does that make it a good investment today?

Venmo: PayPal's Secret Weapon

Venmo is growing as fast as ever, but now it's also getting closer to turning a profit.

Is Lowe's a Buy?

Will Lowe's new management team's plan to turn around the home improvement retailer's fortunes work?