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

Square's Growing Competitive Advantage

As it keeps releasing innovative products to help small merchants, it's boosting its top and bottom lines, and expanding its increasingly sticky ecosystem.

The Secret to Shopify's Success

Shopify is rapidly growing the functionality and skill set of its ecosystem, making it harder than ever for merchants to leave its platform.

Better Buy: MercadoLibre vs. Alibaba

MercadoLibre and Alibaba Holdings operate worlds apart from each other, yet both face enormous opportunities -- and risks.

Global Payments' Successful Software Makeover

This payment processing company is steadily pursuing profits via smart-software acquisitions and partnerships, all while boosting its margins and widening its economic moat.

3 Reasons Corning Is a Buy

Since more Corning products are coming to our wireless networks, smartphones, and automobiles, it might be a good time for more Corning in your portfolio.

The Secret to Mastercard's Success

In 2018's final quarter, Mastercard announced a slew of new deals and agreements. Most seemed to have been driven by a common factor.

Is MercadoLibre a Buy?

The South American e-commerce platform faces several geopolitical and competitive risks, but its total addressable markets and growth rates make it hard for investors to ignore.