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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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Is Now the Time to Rebalance Your Stock Portfolio for Cash?

It can depend on a few scenarios.


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The AI Stock That Should Be High on Your 2022 Watch List

Keep an eye on this market leader.


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What Is Fiat Currency?

Learn what a fiat currency is, a brief history of how they came to be, and why many people are considering cryptocurrencies as an alternative.


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Omicron What? Dow Jones Shakes Off Fears, Surges 680 Points on Boeing, Visa, AmEx Gains

The pending recertification of Boeing's 737 MAX in China, along with lessening concerns about the Omicron variant, resulted in the Dow Jones more than making up for yesterday's big sell-off.


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Dow Jones Falls 462 Points on Omicron Fears, Salesforce.com 11% Drop

Salesforce.com guidance and worries that the newest coronavirus strain will hurt the global economy had investors selling in droves today.

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Stem Inc. and the Future of Battery Storage

Batteries: packed with power from renewable energy.


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Disney Stock Selloff Continues, But Dow Jones Still Adds 181 Points

Investors continue to vote with their wallets that Disney's results were underwhelming this week.


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Caterpillar Leads Dow Jones Up 116 Points on $1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal

Congress finally passed a bipartisan infrastructure spending bill that investors expect will boost spending for Caterpillar's equipment.


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What Do Visa and Mastercard Have to Fear From Fintech?

The two payments giants deliver third-quarter earnings, and Robinhood stock takes a tumble.


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Dow Jones Gains 300 Points on Jobs Report, Merck Shares Slammed on Pfizer's COVID Pill Results

Merck shares fell sharply on news that a competing COVID-19 pill from Pfizer is more effective, but employers reported a big increase in jobs growth last month, pushing the index higher.

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Top Picks for High-Yield Dividend Stocks

Digital Realty Trust, CareTrust REIT, and Realty Income are some of the best stocks to invest in right now.


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How Seriously Should You Take Price Targets?

Industry Focus opens up the mailbag about this and other subjects.


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Why Apps Matter

Mobile apps are crucial in a fast-changing digital world and have a significant impact on businesses.


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Checking In on Lemonade, Spotify, and Etsy

Do these stocks make sense for your portfolio?


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Caterpillar, Home Depot, and Walgreens Lift Dow Jones to Record Even as Visa Stock Falls

A hot economy and high inflation have almost every Dow Jones stock gaining today, pushing the index to a new all-time high.

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The Best Dow Jones Stocks of 2021 Can't Keep It at Record Highs Today

Goldman Sachs shares are up today, but the Dow Jones is falling on continued delta variant worries.


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My Top Energy Stock to Buy in August

There are lower-risk energy stocks near the top of the list, but this risk/reward opportunity should not be ignored.


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3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy in August

Three top stocks that are timely buys right now.


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This Number Helped These 3 Stocks Push the Dow Jones to Record Levels Friday

Financial services stocks surged on today's jobs report, which was full of positives.


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This May Be Chevron's Biggest Move in Years, and Nobody's Talking About It

The global oil and gas giant looks like its taking the low-carbon future of energy seriously.