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Michael Brush


Brush up on Stocks

  • Editor of Brush up on Stocks

About Michael

Michael Brush is an award-winning New York-based financial journalist who writes a stock market column for MarketWatch. He has also covered business and investing for the New York Times, the Economist Group, and MSN Money. Mr. Brush is editor of Brush Up on Stocks, an investment newsletter. He is the author of Lessons From the Front Line, a book offering insights on investing and the markets based on the experiences of professional money managers (published by John Wiley). Mr. Brush studied at Columbia Business School in the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship program, and Johns Hopkins SAIS in Italy.

Michael's Articles

Energy names should continue to do well in 2023, despite the 60% gains they posted in 2022. That’s what energy company insiders are telling us, explains Michael Brush, editor of Brush Up on Stocks.
I use insider buying as a starting point to find promising names, and this seems to work particularly well with energy companies, observes Michael Brush, editor of Brush Up on Stocks.
When Krispy Kreme (DNUT) came public last summer, a lot of the financial press remained stuck in the past, emphasizing accounting issues of yore, recalls Michael Brush, editor of Brush Up on Stocks — and a participant in The Interactive MoneyShow Virtual Expo on March 22-24. Register here for free.
A lot of investors always make the same mistake with initial public offerings (IPOs). They get caught up in the media buzz and buy on the first day, cautions Michael Brush, a specialist in insider trading and editor of Brush Up on Stocks.

Michael's Videos

Michael Brush has analysed insider buying for over two decades in his MarketWatch investment column and Brush Up on Stocks letter. He'll discuss the basics of how to interpret insider activity to get the best signal, what insiders are saying about the market now, and favoured stocks and sectors. Insider buying is just the start. His commentary incorporates fundamental analysis of company, sector, and macro trends. He invests as a contrarian. He uses insider activity to support his conclusions that groupthink and crowd behavior are mispricing sectors and stocks -- creating investment opportunities.