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?

Parsing the Growth Prospects of 3M, J&J and Yahoo! After Earnings

Parsing the Growth Prospects of 3M, J&J and Yahoo! After Earnings

Here is an in-depth look at these three companies that all reported operating results this week.

3 Troubled Companies and How to Play Them in the New Year

3 Troubled Companies and How to Play Them in the New Year

The share prices of Mylan, Sears and Endo International fell dramatically in 2016, and the companies face significant challenges ahead.

A Look at 5 Big Movers Thursday That Are Stocks to Watch in 2017

A Look at 5 Big Movers Thursday That Are Stocks to Watch in 2017

Three are mining stocks, one is a financial services giant and the other is a struggling fast-casual restaurant chain.

High-Flying Chip Maker Nvidia's Shares Aren't for the Risk-Averse

High-Flying Chip Maker Nvidia's Shares Aren't for the Risk-Averse

The technology company's stock has had stellar gains this year. However, price volatility could make this a perilous play for investors.

2 Stocks to Avoid and 1 to Buy as 2017 Approaches

2 Stocks to Avoid and 1 to Buy as 2017 Approaches

Nvidia and Tesla present too many questions despite some favorable events, but investors should add Netflix to their portfolios.