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

3 Big Takeaways From First Data's Third Quarter

First Data's third-quarter results were a decidedly mixed bag, with several positive and negative aspects for investors to consider. Is the company a buy?

American Express Wants to Get Digital

The prestigious credit-card company is making necessary acquisitions and renewing its focus on the digital world to ensure it can cater to the millennial generation and not get left behind in a fintech arms race.

3 Reasons Corning Is a Buy

The glass is definitely half-full for this specialty glass manufacturer, as it positions itself to capitalize on three very big opportunities.

Venmo Is Powering PayPal Higher

PayPal's core platform continues to show strong new-user and engagement growth rates. Venmo's growth rates are even better.

Better Buy: PayPal Holdings, Inc. vs. Square

These two market darlings seem to be a on a collision course, with new products and services moving each closer to direct competition against the other. So which is the better investment today?

Is PagSeguro Digital a Buy?

Investors might want to consider adding this Brazilian payments company to their portfolios after they see its explosive growth rates.

Is Cisco Systems, Inc. a Buy?

The router and switch king is guiding for solid growth and sitting on a mountain of cash, but its stock price is up more than 50% in the last year. Is it too late for investors to get in on this mature tech company?

Is Plastic the Future for Digital Payments?

A funny thing is happening in the "war on cash," as PayPal and Square are turning to credit and debit cards to lure new customers and drive user engagement.

3 Reasons HP Inc Is a Buy

Here are three good reasons for investors to give this unloved tech stock another look.