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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Average Stock Market Return

Understanding the averages is only part of what investors need to do to be successful.


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Chart Industries Stock Is on a Tear: Can It Keep Running Higher?

Investors might have gotten out ahead of Chart's near-term prospects. But it remains a wonderful business worth paying attention to.


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This Is One of My Top Stocks for 2021

Even after total returns of more than 60% last year, this renewable energy stock is set for a great 2021 and beyond.


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Top Energy and Industrials Stocks for 2021

Looking at big trends in society to find our next investments.


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The Biggest Reason Why Teladoc Shouldn't Fear Amazon Entering Telehealth

Although it's a giant and formidable competitor, not even Amazon is big enough to eat the entire telehealth pie.

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Buy, Sell, or Hold: Bitcoin Will Beat Stocks in 2021

Bitcoin crushed stocks in 2020 and is off to a roaring -- if volatile -- start in 2021. But will the bull run continue for the cryptocurrency?


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What Is EBITDA and Why Does It Matter?

Using this metric can be a handy way to adjust for factors that can differ from one company to the next.


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This Stock Rocketed 110% in November: Here's Why It's Still a Buy Right Now

It's run even more in December.


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Looking for Top International Stocks? You Might Not Have to Look Very Far

A company doesn't have to be based overseas to be a big international winner.


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3 Top Investing Trends for the Next Decade

Finding the biggest, most durable trends that can drive returns for the best businesses are the secret to success as an investor.

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The Biggest Reason Teladoc Can Stay on Top in Telehealth

First movers don't always stay on top, but Teladoc's position could prove sustained in this case.


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McPlant: Did McDonald's Miss the Mark or Will This Meatless Moniker Whet Foodie Appetites?

McDonald's entrant into the meatless burger wars in the U.S. has a name that may -- or may not -- resonate with burger buyers.


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Can Cisco Be a Better Stock Than Zoom Over the Next 5 Years?

Probably not. But income investors still might want to consider Cisco.


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This Stock Is Down 10% in 2020, But Investors Who Buy Now Could Enjoy Years of Market-Beating Gains

Most investors are overlooking its prospects from the growth of e-commerce.


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Is Zillow's New Focus Putting Its Biggest Business at Risk?

Zillow makes most of its money from real estate professionals. Its focus on direct buying and selling could increasingly have it competing with its most important customers.

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Home Depot and Lowe's are Having Huge Years: Can the Growth Continue?

It will be hard to top 2020 in 2021, but the long-term trends are in their favor.


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3 Surprising Stocks We Love For the Housing Boom

Sometimes the best investments are the most overlooked.


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Redfin and Zillow Are Both Evolving, But in Surprisingly Similar Ways

Two businesses that started out very differently could end up looking more and more similar over time.


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Here's How This High-Growth Homebuilder Keeps Building Bigger Profits

Millennials want to buy and own homes. This homebuilder is hyper-focused on meeting that demand.


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The Surprisingly Good Reason Why Tesla Should Acquire Ford

Tesla has already disrupted the industry as an outsider. The next big step is to change it from the inside, while gaining what Ford is also really good at.