Jason Hall

Jason Hall

TMFVelvetHammer

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 Worries Its Way Higher on More Record Jobless Claims: Darden's New Dividend, Carmax Crash, United COVID Testing

Almost half of the index's stocks closed down on a day with more uncertainty than positive news.


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September Sell-Off: S&P 500 Craters 78 Points, Approaching Correction Levels as Apple, Oxy, Lead Tech Stocks, Energy Stocks Down

Almost 480 of the S&P's component stocks lost value today, and every sector finished the day lower as the index closed on the cusp of a correction.


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What Happened When I Bought Snowflake on IPO Day

Buying shares of a hot IPO the day it goes public can feel exciting, but it can also result in paying a much higher price than expected.


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S&P 500 Bounces Back as Twitter, Amazon, Homebuilder Stocks Move Higher

A tech stock surge, an upgrade for Amazon, and good news for home sales boosted stocks today.


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Crude Oil Just Crashed Back Below $40 as Oil Market Faces More Threats

Crude prices have tumbled back below an important psychological benchmark, as the global balance of supply and demand remains messy.

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S&P 500 Drops 33 Points as Mega-Tech Stocks Slide, Cruise Stocks Sink, and Investors Sell "Safe" Stocks Too

Analyst warnings about dot-com bubble valuations have investors selling big tech stocks, while investors continue offloading real estate and utility stocks, usually considered safer investments in uncertainty.


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S&P 500 Falls as Fed Fears, Unemployment Rattle Investors, Sending Amazon, Retail, Real Estate Stocks Down

Retail and real estate stocks are having a bad day.


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S&P 500 Takes a Tech Tumble as GE and Oil Stocks Surge, but Apple, Facebook Overwhelm Winners

Crude prices moved up big today, pulling the energy sector higher. But tech stocks fell sharply, leading the market lower.


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S&P 500 Gains 18 Points: Carnival Takes a Bath, Kraft Heinz Says Hold the Cheese, Apple Goes Even Bigger on Services

The S&P 500 is showing modest gains, with a continued tech stock recovery doing the heavy lifting while cruise stocks tumble.


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Crude Oil Prices Are Surging: It's Not Worth Investing In

The threat of a hurricane to America's coastal refineries has oil prices surging on the threat to fuel supplies. But this temporary boost can't fix the structural problems American oil companies face.

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This Natural Gas Stock Is Up 68% in 2 Days: Here's What Investors Should Know

This LNG export start-up's shares have skyrocketed this week, despite no news or updates on its progress.


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S&P 500 Moves Up 43 Points on Big Gains From Some of 2020's Worst Stocks

The vast majority of today's biggest gainers are still well below their prices at the beginning of the year.


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Another OPEC Giant Is Sending Crude Oil Prices Lower

Libya is set to reopen its oil ports soon, potentially bringing an extra 1 million barrels per day to an already oversupplied global market.


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S&P 500 News: Amazon Leads Big Tech Stock Sell-Off, Wiping Out Broad Gains in Other Sectors

Most stocks went up to end the week, but the index barely broke even as tech stocks continued to tumble.


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S&P 500 Drops 60 Points on Volatile Day: Oil Stocks Fall Sharply, Apple Leads Tech Stocks Down Again

More worries in the oil patch, and investors turning back to selling Big Tech has stocks swinging wildly again.

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We're Back! S&P 500 Up Big as Tech Stock Gains Outpace Airline, Cruise Stocks Selloff

Tech stocks are bouncing back after three days of selling off, while travel stocks are flying lower.


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S&P 500 Sell-Off Deepens: Tech and Energy Stocks Get Crushed

Today's selling was brutal and broad across every sector, with oil stocks getting pummeled and the tech sell-off continuing.


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2 Winners and 2 Losers in Today's S&P Index Changes

Two additions to the S&P SmallCap 600 are rocketing higher, while the two cuts are falling hard.


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Why ConocoPhillips Stock Fell During Today's Brutal Oil Crash

Crude prices are crashing around the world as demand remains weak, and a global behemoth fights for market share.


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Saudi Arabia Just Crushed U.S. Crude Oil Prices Again

Global oil demand is faltering, and Saudi Arabia just slashed prices to two of the world's biggest customers.