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 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.


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S&P 500 Swings From Gains to Losses as Tech Giants Tumble

PepsiCo giant kicked off the week with solid earnings, and a major gambling market is set to reopen this week. It wasn't enough to keep stocks from turning down sharply at the end of the day as we head into earnings season.


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A Weird Year for Pipeline Companies

Amid all the uncertainty and the oil crash this year, do oil and gas pipeline companies make good investments?


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S&P 500 Shoots Up 33 Points: Banks, Airlines, and Cruise Line Stocks Brush Off Record COVID-19 Cases on Gilead Treatment Update

Three of the most beaten-down groups of stocks led today's big day higher for stocks, as investors react to positive news about a potential treatment for COVID-19.


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S&P 500 Down 17 points: 1.3 Million More Jobless, Oil Stocks Crashing, COVID Cases Climbing

A number of worrying signs point to more problems ahead for stocks and the economy.

What Is Market Cap? Defined & Explained

Find out why size matters when it comes to analyzing companies.


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S&P 500 Bounces Back: Cruise Lines, Kohl's, Homebuilders Rally, but Citi Calls for 9% Decline by Year-End

Two sectors and a positive day for the retailer helped keep the good times rolling.


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Differences Between Common Stock and Preferred Stock

Shares of stock come in two primary classes: common stock and preferred stock.


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What Is Dividend Yield?

Dividend yield is important for income investors -- here's how to calculate yours.


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S&P 500 Falls 34 Points: Airline Stocks Fall on Federal Aid Deal; Walmart Starting Prime Competitor but Amazon Stock Stays Above $3,000

Also, Paychex earnings disappoint, and Becton, Dickinson was granted authorization for a 15-minute COVID-19 test.

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S&P 500 Up 44 Points: Buffett Fires Berkshire's Elephant Gun, Chipotle Hits All-Time High, Goldman Sachs Bearish on Economy

Berkshire Hathaway makes a long-awaited acquisition, Goldman Sachs stock is up on a bearish report, and Chipotle shares surge to an all-time high.


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S&P 500 Gains 14 Points on Positive Jobs Report Even as COVID-19 Cases Move Higher

June job numbers helped investors end the Independence Day week on a positive note, even as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.


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How to Invest in Dividend Stocks: A Guide to Dividend Strategy

Here's what you need to know before you buy your first dividend stock.


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Could Nikola Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

Could the company's fuel-cell electric trucks disrupt the transportation industry? Maybe. But whether it's a winning investment now is a different question altogether.


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Why Bloom Energy Stock Is Down Today After Gaining 32% Tuesday

Yesterday's momentum has already faded.

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Better Buy: Berkshire Hathaway vs. JPMorgan Chase

A big thing that's bad for banks is good for Berkshire. But does that tip the scales?


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3 Housing Stocks to Watch

Get an update on the housing market and three stocks in the housing industry.


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Understanding Treasury Bonds and Other Investments

Treasury investments allow you to build a core bond portfolio with incredibly low default risk.


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Why Core Lab Stock Is Up Today

The tech-focused oilfield services company announced two things this week that give it more of a safety margin during the oil-market crash.


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Big Oil Stocks Are Crashing on More Bad News

Oil supply is rising while demand is still down.