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Brendan Coffey

Senior Analyst

Brendan Coffey has been immersed in investing for more than 25 years, including as an investment advisory editor, investor, markets reporter and writer about and for a wealth of Wall Street’s most influential minds. He’s discussed investing strategy with the likes of Carl Icahn, Mark Cuban and Leon Cooperman and collaborated with hedge fund managers and entrepreneurs on books and essays. He’s written about investments and markets for Forbes, Bloomberg, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and numerous other outlets.

Brendan is a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe), representing extended study and achievement in technical analysis of securities. He combines technical and fundamental analysis in pursuit of a long-held passion for environmental and ESG stocks that began with the study of environmental law as an undergraduate at Boston College. Brendan’s also been a fellow at the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment, served on a municipal energy planning board and, last decade, was editor of Cabot Green Investor and Cabot Global Energy Investor. In addition to ESG, he conducts proprietary research into billionaire-owned stocks, SPACs, sports-related equities and other sectors.

From this author
Giving back half of a bull run may seem like bad news, but here’s why it may actually signal the end of the bear market.
Environmental, social and governance investing sounds good on paper, but is that really what you’ll be getting when you buy an ESG fund?

Retracement, when stocks give back part of their gains, may seem like a bearish indicator but it’s actually a totally healthy bullish move.
I’d like to thank each of you for your interest in renewable energy, decarbonization and ESG investing. I remain a steadfast believer in the long-term transition to clean energy and the profits that it will offer to investors. Since I began investing in the sector in 2007, I’ve never been more optimistic about its future, regardless of the markets right now.
Investing in ESG funds is growing in popularity (as you can see in the fund flows) but are you really getting what you’re paying for?
The latest week of action suggests the market-wide bearishness is affecting Greentech, with only 6% of the U.S. listed stocks in our universe posting gains since our issue hit your inbox last Wednesday. At that time, we said Greentech is in a zone of support. It still is, but today’s early trading is pushing the sector toward testing a lower trendline we see as a crucial support level. We’re now also about a 6% decline from current levels to a test of the 27-month low set in May. Those two levels provide a band of support at 42-40 for PBW and, as our proxy for the Greentech sector, that’s important support we want to see hold.
Semiconductor stocks have taken it on the chin this year, but these 3 are poised to benefit from the transition away from silicon.
Greentech stocks are heavy on innovation, and no clean energy “holy grail” is quite as exciting (or achievable) as superhot rock.
The Greentech bull market is back, as the U.S. government approved the Inflation Reduction Act to combat climate change and grow clean energy.
The Supreme Court just made life harder for the EPA, but it will do nothing to slow the long-term momentum in Greentech stocks. Here’s why.
Technical analysis legend Bob Farrell has a list of 10 market rules to live by in bull and bear markets. Here’s how they can help you.
SPACs and growth stocks rose in tandem in 2020 and 2021. Now both are struggling in the new bear market. One has more immediate upside.
Rare earth metals have become essential to America’s national security. And that’s why I like MP Materials stock today.
After a rough start to the year, renewable energy stocks are suddenly surging again. Here are three in particular that I like.
The rise of renewable energy is undeniable, but fossil fuels aren’t going away yet. Equinor stock is a way to have your cake and eat it too.
Chipmakers are starting to shift away from silicon. With that in mind, here are three alternative semiconductor stocks to consider.
Investing in low-priced Greentech stocks seems like risky business in the current market. But if you start small, these 3 are worth a flyer.
EV automakers Tesla and newly public Rivian and Lucid are getting lots of ink. But there are other ways to play the EV ecosystem stock boom.
The Greentech revolution has arrived on Wall Street, and a smart, low-risk way to play it is through these three clean energy SPACs.
The world has changed quite a bit in the last 18 months. And Chipotle has changed with the times. It’s why CMG stock keeps hitting new highs.