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John Ballard

John Ballard


John covers consumer goods and technology companies for

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2 Retail Stocks Poised for a Bull Run

Investors are starting to warm up to these top retail brands.

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Where Will Etsy Stock Be in 1 Year?

The marketplace has millions of new buyers that could generate surprising results in 2021.

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Here's Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Activision Blizzard

This top game maker is entering a major growth cycle.

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Why Is Amazon's Stock So Expensive?

The online tech titan is dominating retail and is one of the most highly valued companies in the world.

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Take-Two's Latest Earnings Report Reveals Its Greatest Competitive Advantage

"Grand Theft Auto V" sold the most copies in seven years during 2020.

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Electronic Arts Has a Plan to Reach 500 Million Players

The company is stepping up the investment behind its EA Sports label as the demand for sports gaming intensifies.

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5 Reasons Electronic Arts Is Buying Glu Mobile

EA just gave its mobile business a big shot of adrenaline.

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Activision Blizzard Answers Important Questions About Engagement Trends During Q4 Earnings Call

The company rode strong engagement trends in 2020, but the pandemic wasn't the only reason for accelerating growth.

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Why Activision Blizzard Expects More Growth After a Record 2020

The company expects to have five franchises generating $1 billion in annual bookings within the next few years.

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Why Electronic Arts' Return to College Football Is a Big Deal

EA is filling a large void for college sports in a growing video game market.

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Why Nautilus Stock Climbed 35% in January

The Bowflex maker launched a range of new products to capitalize on the growing interest in at-home workouts.

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Could Nike Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

Investors shouldn't underestimate the growth potential of the sportswear giant.

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3 Reasons Levi Strauss Stock Could Move Higher in 2021

Investors are undervaluing the apparel company's improving margins and the growth opportunities inherent in its new store concept.

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3 Reasons Roku Can Maintain Fast Growth After COVID

There are billions of dollars in advertising spending getting ready to shift to connected TV platforms.

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Why Roku Stock Surged 17% in January

Recent content deals should fuel more engagement and trigger further growth in advertising spending on the platform.

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Why Etsy Stock Climbed 12% in January

Holiday shopping surged to a record, which bodes well for Etsy's upcoming fourth-quarter earnings report.

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3 Reasons Microsoft Is a Great Growth Stock

Keep investing simple by socking some money away in this awesome tech stock.

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Why Discovery Stock Jumped 37% in January

The launch of Discovery's new streaming service could give the cable network a much-needed boost.

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3 Catalysts for Nike in 2021

Near-term trends are painting a bright picture for the sportswear giant.

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Why Microsoft's Huge Quarter Is Great News for Electronic Arts

The successful launch of Xbox Series X spells opportunity for this top game maker.