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Linda McDonough

Linda McDonough is a veteran hedge fund analyst who loves to break down company financial statements and identify market inefficiencies to uncover big opportunities.  She believes in a boots-on-the-ground approach that includes surveying customers, interviewing company executives, or doing whatever it takes to see what others don’t.

She’s now brought her experience as a hedge fund analyst to subscribers of her Profit Catalyst Alert service. Her system identifies small- and mid-cap stocks that are about to move due to catalytic events that few others can identify…until it’s too late. These events often times result in massive gains for her followers.

Analyst Articles

Toys R Us Apocalypse Might Kill Mattel

by Linda McDonough on March 14, 2018

Recent news that Toys R Us may have to shutter all of its doors is the last thing toymaker Mattel needs. Sharp competitors like Lego and Hasbro are feeling the ill effects from Toys R Us but Mattel isn’t healthy enough to sustain more blows.

Island Living – Great; Island Economies – Not So Much.

by Linda McDonough on March 7, 2018

If suggested trade tariffs are enacted, the U.S. may find out the hard way that an isolated economy is an expensive one. Already lumber prices are at record highs due to a Canadian tariff. What recent news on steel and aluminum tariffs mean for the U.S. consumer.

Who Benefits From the Package Traffic Jam?

by Linda McDonough on February 28, 2018

Packages are taking longer to arrive on your doorstep. Many companies are complaining their profits are getting jammed due to higher freight expenses. How to find the companies that will benefit from these increased costs.

Instacart Piles Into Grocery Delivery With New Funding- Who Wins?

by Linda McDonough on February 21, 2018

Instacart’s new infusion of cash values the company 24% higher than last year. How and why grocery delivery companies are the most popular ones on the block and how to prosper from this giant trend.

The Horrible Terrible No Good Week for the Bears (Really!)

by Linda McDonough on February 14, 2018

The mainstream media would have you believe the bears were celebrating during last week’s market meltdown. But that’s not entirely true. How fast and furious moves in the market can hurt those grizzly short sellers.

An Even Spending Plan Gives You a Good Night’s Sleep

by Linda McDonough on February 7, 2018

Don’t go spending those unrealized gains in the stock market. The past two weeks are a stark illustration of how quickly gains can dissipate. Keep a slow and steady spending plan to keep your retirement goals in site.

Inflation Nation: How to Prosper When Prices Rise

by Linda McDonough on January 31, 2018

The lowly consumer has few options to protect himself from rising prices. Luckily investors have a full menu of ETFs to help them profit as inflation rears its ugly head.

Bears Don’t Budge on MoviePass

by Linda McDonough on January 23, 2018

Helios & Matheson is investors’ only way to play the fortunes of MoviePass, the service quintupling its subscriber base with a cheap way to go to the movies. But the bears aren’t letting go despite the 70% drop in Moviepass’ parent stock.

Blazing Wages Set Economy on Fire

by Linda McDonough on January 17, 2018

Some market watchers are worried that Walmart’s recent pay hike is the start of a wage war. But worker pay has been inching up for months and will be the icing on the cake for the domestic economy.

Will Unicorns Start Migrating to the IPO Market? Good News for Small Investors

by Linda McDonough on January 10, 2018

A recent round of investment in Uber highlights a possible problem in the land of unicorns. If private companies start choosing the public IPO market over private equity investments, small investors should enjoy big gains.

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