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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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S&P 500 Up 24 Points: Microsoft Moving on TikTok, Apple Going After Payments?

One small acquisition and ongoing negotiations on a much bigger one had two megacaps lifting the index higher today.


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Jumia Stock Is Up 28% Today: What Investors Need to Know

The e-commerce start-up is looking to be the biggest mover in Africa, and investors have piled into its stock over the past week.


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Do You Have Enough Cash for the Next Market Crash?

If you're asking yourself this question, you may be ignoring an even more important one.


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S&P 500 Falls: Intel Stock Crashes, AMD Stock Surges, Gold Price Breaks Record on U.S.-China Tension

Rising aggression between the two global powers is compounding worries about the economy and the coronavirus pandemic, sending gold prices to record levels. The balance of power in semiconductors has swung from Intel to AMD, at least for the rest of 2020.


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S&P 500 Index Falls 40 Points: Worst Day Since June as Surge in Unemployment Claims, Coronavirus Cases Sends Apple, Tesla, Microsoft Stocks Down Sharply

Initial jobless claims surpassed 1.4 million last week, a higher figure than the prior week as surging cases of COVID-19 slow the economic recovery.

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Why Chart Industries Stock Is Rocketing 13% Higher After Earnings

The LNG production and storage equipment maker delivered improved results during a brutal economic environment in the second quarter.


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S&P 500 News: Tesla's Profit Sets It Up to Join the Index, U.S. to Buy Up to 600 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses, Microsoft Earnings Overshadowed

Today's biggest gainers include homebuilder NVR, health care facility operator HCA Healthcare, and pharma giant Pfizer.


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Why Tellurian Stock Is Down 27% Today After Surging 55% Yesterday

Tuesday's positive news was tempered by a dilutive stock offering at a low price.


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S&P 500 News: Oil Stocks Surge on $2 Trillion EU Stimulus Deal, Will Tesla Join the Index?

The S&P 500 Index was relatively flat today, but one segment rocketed higher. In separate news, Tesla could be added to the index if the company can report a profit when it announces its quarterly results Wednesday.


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These Canadian Oil Stocks Are Up Big Today

Hopes for a lift in demand has investors looking north with hopes for a profit.

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11 Oil Stocks Gushing Higher on Today's Big Stimulus Deal

Today's news is good, but it's not a permanent cure for what ails oil producers.


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This News Has Big Oil Stocks Surging Today

A massive economic stimulus plan in Europe and positive results from coronavirus vaccine trials have oil prices climbing today.


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S&P 500 Up on Coronavirus Vaccine Trials, Amazon Upgrade, Chevron-Noble Merger

AstraZeneca reported good news on a vaccine candidate, Goldman Sachs upgraded its price target for Amazon, and an oil giant announced a strategic acquisition at what looks like a reasonable price.


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S&P 500 Up on Healthcare Stock Surge, Blackrock Earnings; Netflix Down on Earnings, Cruise Line, Airline, Oil Stocks Fall on Fears of Stalling Recovery

Intuitive Surgical leads healthcare gainers lifting the market, while Netflix investors "sell the news" and travel stocks fall on a weakening jobs opening market and rising cases of COVID-19 around the world.


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S&P 500 Falling: Airline Stocks, Cruise Stocks Crashing as 1.3 Million More File for Unemployment, Bank of America Prepares for Long Recession

Yesterday's winning stocks are crashing today on the latest unemployment report and Bank of America's $5 billion loan loss provision.

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Colony Capital Stock Crashes 20% as Debt Struggles Continue

The diversified real estate company announced a deal to add $200 million in debt it will use to repay notes that come due next year. Unfortunately, the company isn't having the same success negotiating on its mortgage debt.


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S&P 500 Surges on Coronavirus Vaccine News: Travel and Entertainment Stocks Have Huge Day

News that an early trial for a COVID-19 vaccine is yielding positive results had investors betting big on hotels, airlines, cruise lines, and travel-booking stocks today.


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Why Bloom Energy Stock Shot Up 37% Today

Bloom is looking to quickly take advantage of a massive market opportunity for fuel cells in South Korea.


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3 Stocks Worth Buying Before the Next Stock Market Crash

Stocks will crash again. These three companies are worth buying now -- and holding through the crash.


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S&P 500 Roars Back: Oil Stocks Up, Bank Stocks Down, Will COVID-19 Shutdowns End the Rally?

Bank earnings to the downside, oil stocks moving up, but COVID-19 is in the background, threatening the economy and the market rally.