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

How to Invest in the Booming Food Delivery Trend

Consumers are staying home more than ever before and, increasingly, even when they're eating out, they're eating in. How can you invest in America's growing appetite for delivery?

2 Ridiculously Cheap Tech Stocks

Both of these stocks are growing earnings by double-digit percentages, yet struggle to gain respect from investors.

Can Corning's Dividend Even Survive?

In recent quarters, this glassmaking specialist has shown negative earnings and negative free cash flow. Is Corning's glass half-empty?

Is Visa Inc. a Buy?

The credit card network is trading at a high valuation after a market-crushing run. Is it still a buy for investors at these levels?

Lowe's Springs Into Action

Lost amidst the news of a new CEO and a cold spring is that Lowe's appears to finally be moving in the right direction strategically.

Is My Pension Safe?

Wondering how long you can rely on those pension checks to keep coming? Here's what you can do to see how sustainable your pension plan really is.

2 Big Takeaways From Worldpay's 1st Quarter

The newly formed payments company, after the merger of Vantiv and Worldpay earlier this year, seems poised to beat the market as it enjoys cost synergies and unprecedented scale.

PayPal Challenges Square With $2.2 Billion European Acquisition

PayPal's newest toy complements it almost perfectly, giving the digital-payment platform new merchant tools, a greater point-of-sale presence, and an increased geographic reach. It also looks like a calculated move aimed squarely at the competition.

The Secret to Global Payments' Success

Despite being overlooked in a hot sector, this payment processing company has found a way to consistently surpass investors' expectations.

Has PayPal Met Its Match?

The major credit card companies are ganging up to mimic one of PayPal's most popular -- and most successful -- services. Are PayPal's days now numbered?

3 Rock Solid Cheap Stocks With P/Es Under 14

In a bull market getting long in tooth, good value stocks are getting harder to find, but these three companies fit the bill. Find out why I own all three.