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

Why I Sold My Shares of HP Inc

An investment lesson that I have had to relearn many times over the years: Just because a stock is cheap does not mean it's a good investment.

How to Be a Successful Value Investor

Value investing is a difficult craft. One that requires time, dedication, a long-term outlook, a contrarian mindset, and nerves of steel. That being said, it can come with rich rewards.

Top IoT Stocks to Buy in 2019

The Internet of Things is already made up of billions of connected devices and is only expected to exponentially grow in the years ahead. Here's how investors can profit from the trend driving the smart home and industrial revolution.

Top 10 Fintech Stocks to Buy Now

Financial technology, or fintech, is disrupting a number of legacy financial services, making them cheaper, more convenient, and more secure than ever before. These stocks represent the best ways to profit from this unstoppable trend.

Better Buy: Square vs. American Express

One of these companies is a disruptive upstart, ready to shake up the financial industry. The other has a reputation of being a savvy and trustworthy financial operator going back more than a century. Which makes for a better investment today?

Better Buy: PayPal vs. Discover

These two companies are both major components of the hot payments industry, and value and growth investors will probably differ over which to favor.

3 Reasons Salesforce Is a Buy

At 20 years old, this virtual dinosaur among its cloud-based SaaS peers refuses to act its age, and is still offering innovative solutions for its customers.

3 Reasons Shopify's Growth Is Here to Stay

Shopify hopes that a budding Canadian cannabis market, augmented reality, and brick-and-mortar locations will keep its growth thriving for years to come.

How to Invest in 5G Stocks

The coming tech standard for mobile telecommunications promises consumers significantly faster speeds that will enable a generation of new and exciting applications. Here's how investors can profit.

2 SaaS Stocks We Really Like

It’s hard not to like huge margins and recurring cash flows, and these two companies are set up to keep winning.

Top Financial Stocks to Buy in 2019

A look at why the financial sector is essential to a healthy economy and how investors can find the industry's best stocks.

3 Ways Lowe's Is Still a Work In Progress

Lowe's new management team is undertaking more than a few renovation projects, but it still has a way to go before it's the envy of the home improvement neighborhood.

Better Buy: Square vs. Mastercard

These two companies are both showing strong growth with demonstrable economic moats. So which makes for a better investment today?

3 Reasons Worldpay Is a Buy

The world's largest payment processing company is still realizing cost savings and growth opportunities from its large acquisition last year.