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Jason Hall

Jason Hall

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Born and raised in the Deep South of Georgia, Jason now calls Southern California home. A Fool since 2006, he began contributing to Fool.com in 2012. Trying to invest better? Like learning about companies with great (or really bad) stories? Jason can usually be found there, cutting through the noise and trying to get to the heart of the story.



Recent articles

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4 Oil Stocks Crashing on the Saudis' Push to Pump More Oil

Saudi Arabia is sending oil tumbling once again.


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4 Oil Producer Stocks Crashing While the Market Is Up

Saudi Arabia is holding firm on plans to flood global markets and drown out weaker producers.


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15 Stocks I Bought During the Coronavirus Crash

I've taken Buffett's "Be greedy when others are fearful" advice to heart in recent weeks.


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I Stopped Buying Stocks for Now: Here's Why

After two weeks of aggressive buying, I've taken a pause. Here's why, and why it might not be the right move for you.


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Why Walgreens Boots Alliance Stock Is Up Big Today

The retail pharmacy operator is likely to prove that it's a crucially important business through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Why These 3 Retail Stocks Moved Sharply Up -- Then Down -- Thursday

What started out as a big move upward has reversed course for all but one of these retailers.


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3 Sporting Goods Stocks Surging Today: What You Need to Know

Two athletic footwear and apparel makers and one of the largest footwear retailers are getting a boost from investors today.


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Where to Invest $100 Right Now

Even if you've only got a small amount of money to invest, market downturns like right now are the best time to be a buyer.


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5 Fast-Food Stocks That Shot Higher on News of the Federal Stimulus Package

Two gained over 13% today.


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6 Retail Stocks Skyrocketing on $2 Trillion Coronavirus Bailout Package

News that Congress is closing in on approving $2 trillion in economic stimulus has investors rushing back into these beleaguered retailers.

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How Dividend Aristocrats Are Impacted by Coronavirus

Learn about Dividend Aristocrats, their strengths, and weaknesses.


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Why Nike Stock Jumped 11% Today (and What Investors Should Do Next)

The footwear giant surprised investors with its latest earnings report.


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Why These Oil Giant Stocks Are Crushing It Today

Hope that the federal stimulus is coming, and that the U.S. and Saudi Arabia could partner to stabilize the oil market, has investors buying these oil giants.


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Apple Stock Surges, Lifting 3 Suppliers Higher

An analyst reaffirmed his thesis for the tech giant, sending its shares up, along with three other tech stocks that rely on Apple for a portion of their sales.


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Coronavirus Crash: 3 Risk-Reward Dividend Stocks to Buy Right Now

These stocks are down sharply, while their yields have doubled. They're worth buying now, even if management cuts their dividends in the future.

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The Craziest Statistic From the Coronavirus Market Crash

Only once in the past half-century have stocks fallen this far more quickly.


Coronavirus Crash: 3 Stocks I Loaded Up On

Three high-quality businesses that should prove incredibly resilient.


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3 of the Safest High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy During the Coronavirus Sell-Off

While stock prices will continue to be volatile in an unprecedented market, companies with strong balance sheets, great management, and important businesses should lead to continued dividend payouts.


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To Invest Amid the Coronavirus Market Crash, Start With This Strategy

Rule one: Don't try to to time the bottom in a stock market that's more volatile than it's been in decades.


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3 U.S. States Have Now Ordered 72 Million People to Stay Home

New York and Illinois have joined California in banning residents being out in public unnecessarily.