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

Visa Doubles Down on Fintech

The world's largest credit card company is showing a renewed interest in how financial technology can grow its network.

3 Reasons PayPal Is Still a Buy

PayPal cut its full-year revenue guidance, but there are reasons to believe the pain will decidedly be short-lived and doesn't represent a long-term threat to the digital payments platform.

Amazon's Mistake Is Shopify's Gain

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has always placed an emphasis on pleasing the company's customers, but he may have neglected to do so this time.

The History of the War on Cash

From cash and personal checks to credit cards and cryptocurrencies, the spending habits of global consumers are changing quickly. Here's how this shift occurred...and why it's a good thing.

Lowe's Is Still a Fixer-Upper

Lowe's latest quarter illustrates how far it still has to go before catching Home Depot in key areas.

Is Verizon Still a Buy?

The largest U.S. wireless network carries serious debt and may never again see double-digit growth. Yet it stands to benefit from its 5G efforts and possible industry consolidation.

Global Payments Is Hungry for Growth

This payment processing provider has been smartly gobbling up niche enterprise software verticals, giving its entire business model a software makeover.

Is Skyworks Solutions a Buy?

The trade war clouds Skyworks Solutions' near-term outlook, but its 5G-driven future should still be bright.

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.