Matt Thalman

Matt Thalman received his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University and his MBA from the University of Phoenix. After living on the West Coast for a number of years, Thalman now lives in Northern Virginia. He has been writing since 2011 but his love for the markets began after learning about the awesome power of compound interest while studying business in college. Thalman mainly focuses on consumer-facing stocks and general investing topics, but will also cover other areas of the markets if he believes there is something important investors need to know. Follow him on Twitter @mthalman5513.

Recent Articles By The Author

Here Is Why Shares of BP, GM and Michael Kors All Tumbled Tuesday

Here Is Why Shares of BP, GM and Michael Kors All Tumbled Tuesday

The three companies reported quarterly earnings, and investors didn't like what they saw.

Facebook Falls, Merck and Philip Morris Rise on Earnings Releases

Facebook Falls, Merck and Philip Morris Rise on Earnings Releases

Here is the scoop on three of Thursday's biggest movers.

Coach, ExxonMobil and Under Armour Earnings Reports Drive Stocks

Coach, ExxonMobil and Under Armour Earnings Reports Drive Stocks

Here is a closer look at three of Tuesday's big movers.

Dow 20,000! It Should Mean Nothing to Investors, but Then Again...

Dow 20,000! It Should Mean Nothing to Investors, but Then Again...

The Dow at last hit the big mark, which raises the question: So what?