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John Ballard

John Ballard


John covers consumer goods and technology companies for

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Is Peloton Stock a Buy After Dropping to $14 a Share?

The stock looks cheap, but the company has several problems to fix.

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Why Under Armour Stock Was Down Over 10% This Week

The company is looking for a new leader after the announcement that CEO Patrik Frisk will step down.

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Why Lululemon Stock Was Falling This Week

Investors are in panic mode over supply chain and inflation concerns.

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Why Hanesbrands Stock Was Falling This Week

Retail investors are bracing for trouble after Walmart's earnings report.

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Electronic Arts Now Has 580 Million Players and Just Raised Its Dividend 12%

The video game publisher looks stronger than ever, and the stock is cheap.

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Why Cisco Stock Was Down More Than 10% Today

The computer networking leader gets sideswiped by supply chain problems.

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Why Canada Goose Stock Jumped Today

The maker of high-end outerwear bucked the retail trend by issuing strong guidance for the year ahead.

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Got $1,000? Here Are 2 Stocks to Buy for the Long Term

These dominant brands are trading at attractive values.

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Why TJX Stock Jumped Today

More shoppers are looking for discounted merchandise in this inflationary environment.

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Why Nvidia Stock Was Down Today

Another analyst warns of a potential deceleration in growth with Nvidia's gaming business.

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Got $3,000? 2 Simple Stocks to Buy Right Now

These household brands are used by millions of people every day, and their stocks offer a growth opportunity for long-term investors.

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Why Take-Two Interactive Stock Jumped Today

The game producer expects record operating results in the new fiscal year.


Why Enthusiast Gaming Stock Rose More Than 10% Today

Viewership across the company's gaming communities pushed revenue up 57% last quarter.

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Why Home Depot Stock Was Trading Higher Today

Consumers are still investing in their homes, according to the retail giant's latest earnings results.

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Stock Market Sell-Off: 3 Beaten-Down Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

The world's best companies are on sale.

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Should You Buy Unity Software After the Stock Crashes 30%?

Management sees a $45 billion revenue opportunity over the long term.

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2 Stocks That Are Fantastic Deals Right Now

These top brands offer long-term growth at a big discount.

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Got $5,000? 2 Tech Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term

These fallen growth stocks could rebound sharply once the dust settles.

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Have $3,000? These 2 Stocks Could Be Bargain Buys for 2022 And Beyond

These tech leaders offer growth, dividends, and attractive valuations.

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Why Advanced Micro Devices Is Shockingly Cheap Right Now

AMD continues to defy expectations.

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