MichaelPNielsen

Michael Nielsen

Michael has been writing for the Motley Fool since 2014. He graduated with a Business Admin. degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2013. He is currently working on his Masters degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After he earns his MBA, Michael plans to earn a Phd in finance and eventually obtain a CFA Charter.

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Wed Sep 24

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Does Comcast Corporation's $2.5 Billion Buyback Make Sense?

Share buybacks can be a great tool to generate shareholder value. Is a $2.5 billion buyback the best idea for Comcast?

Wed Sep 10

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Cheaper Internet Service Could Be On its Way: AT&T and Comcast Should Be Scared

Municipal broadband could be mean lower internet bills eventually. But will Comcast and AT&T play along?

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Cheaper Internet Service Could Be On its Way: Should AT&T and Comcast Be Scared?

Municipal broadband could be mean lower internet bills eventually. But will Comcast and AT&T play along?

Tue Sep 9

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Will Piracy Affect Netflix, Inc.'s International Expansion?

Find out how a piracy application could wreak havoc on the profitability of Netflix's international segment.

Tue Jul 22

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2 Factors Leading to the Demise of Cable TV

There are two factors that have the potential to bring down cable TV as we know it. Will big television businesses survive if TV viewership goes down the tube?

Thu Jul 17

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Will DirecTV Suffer if Its Merger With AT&T Is Denied?

Do you know how DirecTV will perform if its merger with AT&T is rejected?

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Here's Why Google Fiber Could Be Virtually Uncontested in the Fiber Internet Market

Google Fiber, while groundbreaking and high-performing, is by no means the only fiber optic internet service available. However, there's reason to believe Google Fiber will dominate the fiber industry in the future.

Fri Jun 27

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Will AT&T Suffer if its Merger with DirecTV is Denied?

Recently, The CEO's of AT&T and DirecTV claimed that the only way they can remain competitive in the telecom industry is if their merger plans are approved. Is there truth to their claims, or are the execs just doing whatever they can to get their [more]

Thu Jun 26

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MichaelPNielsen published an article 1:19 PM

Comcast Corporation's Grip on the Market Won't Last

Historically, many businesses have prospered by ignoring customer satisfaction and focusing only on yearly profits.Comcast is one of these businesses. But the monopoly-like grip on the telecom market Comcast has enjoyed over the last ten years is [more]

Wed Jun 25

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MichaelPNielsen published an article 3:39 PM

Big Things on the Horizon for Verizon

While other telecom companies are scrambling to consolidate, Verizon is focused on improving its own business. This factor will give Verizon the competitive edge needed to create shareholder value in the long-run.

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Could Cliffs Natural Resources Really Go Bankrupt?

Cliffs Natural Resources is extremely reliant on the price of iron ore. With the recent collapse of iron ore prices, should investors actually be worried about Cliffs going bust?

Tue Jun 10

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MichaelPNielsen published an article 3:56 PM

Here's Why It's a Bad Time to Be an Internet Service Provider

Here's how a recent push for transparency by Google and Netflix could lead to weakened margins for internet service providers.

Fri Jun 6

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Outerwall Inc. Has Great Growth Opportunities

There are reasons to believe that Redbox has a lot of life left. And Outerwall, its parent company, has a nice set of growth opportunities that should help boost its bottom line well into the future.

Wed Jun 4

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What Investors Need to Know About Cliffs Natural Resources

The battle for board seats between Casablanca Capital and Cliffs Natural Resources has gotten mighty ugly.

Tue Jun 3

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What Investors Need to Know About the Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable Inc. Merger

The proposed merger of the two biggest players in the telecom industry has been hailed and hated by consumers, publications, and shareholders. Here are some facts to help develop your own opinion on whether or not the deal should be approved.

Wed May 14

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MichaelPNielsen published an article 9:44 AM

The Beginning of the End of AT&T's and Comcast's Reign

The internet service providing industry has been dominated by a few huge players. But, Google's new product, Fiber, may signal the end of internet service as we know it.

Thu Apr 10

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MichaelPNielsen published an article 7:43 AM

Wal-Mart Is Hungry For Some Whole Foods

On April 10, 2014 announced it will start to carry Wild Oats organic foods items. The products will be priced 25% cheaper than comparable organic products. Should Whole Foods investors run for the hills?

Tue Apr 8

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MichaelPNielsen published an article 2:09 PM

EU Net-Neutrality Ruling Is a Big Deal for Netflix

Recently, internet service providers interconnection fees have wreaked havoc on Netflix's stock price. But, a recent announcement by the European Union changes the outlook for Netflix and a few other companies.

Tue Mar 25

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MichaelPNielsen published an article 4:46 PM

Why I Sold All of My Shares of Netflix

Until recently, Netflix was free to grow as fast as it wanted without having to worry about the capacity of the internet service providers that stream its content for consumers. Recently, certain internet service providers have reached a point where [more]

Wed Mar 19

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MichaelPNielsen published an article 9:57 PM

2 Factors That Could Launch Apple Higher in 2014

iPhone sales growth in China, a successful new product launch, and a new group of investors coming to the market could send Apple much higher in 2014.

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