Matthew Cochrane

Matthew Cochrane


As an economic crimes detective, Matthew focuses on helping others from 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

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?

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.