Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston is the senior analyst and founder of ETF Database, a Web-based investment resource providing actionable ETF investment ideas and an ETF Screener for investors analyzing potential ETF investments. Johnston oversees ETF Database's free ETF Newsletter, one of the most popular sources for news and commentary focusing exclusively on the exchange-traded fund industry. Johnston also maintains and develops content for ETFdb Pro, a line of analyst reports and model portfolios designed to help investors utilize ETFs to meet their investment goals.

Johnston has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, and obtained his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to founding ETF Database, Michael worked in a private client service group performing valuations of companies operating in a wide range of industries.

Recent Articles By The Author

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Beware Not-So-Safe Havens

Don't be tempted by the historical appeal of gold or the perceived stability of utilities.

The Stock Market's Pullback Performers

The Stock Market's Pullback Performers

These ETFs hold-up well when the stock market tanks.

Groupon Leap Screams 'Insider Trading'

Groupon Leap Screams 'Insider Trading'

A strong argument is building on the short side here.

A Clean-Energy ETF

Those who are uneasy about oil, nuclear and coal can invest in the clean-energy revolution with PBD.

Round Out Your China Exposure

PEK delivers an easy way for U.S. investors to access the China A-Shares market.