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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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.


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S&P 500 Falls as Amazon Stock Leads Megacap Market Crash

It was a bad day for megacap stocks.


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Crude Oil Is Crashing Again: Here's Why

The end of a weak summer-driving season, still-high inventories, and the threats of more foreign oil coming online are sending crude benchmarks lower.

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S&P 500 Crashing, but Cruise Stocks Are Up: What Investors Need to Know Now

Today's sell-off is being led by tech stocks, but it's affecting every sector (even the safe ones).


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Why Peloton Stock Crashed Today After Yesterday's Record High

Investors are selling just about everything today.


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S&P 500 Roars 54 Points to Another Record, Overpowering Oil Stock Crash, Apple Stock Selloff

Broad gains by more than 400 of the index's stocks more than made up for a bad day for Apple and the oil patch.


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Oil Stocks Crashing as Fuel Consumption Flatlines

Oil producers are having a bad day as the peak driving season comes to an end.


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This News Sent Genius Brands Stock Up Almost 25% Today

A deal to add some new -- at least new to its platform -- content for Kartoon Channel! got investors excited this morning.

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Looking for Your Next Green Stock? This Could Be It

A pure play on the growth of wind power you've probably never heard of.


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2 Reasons I Just Bought Bloom Energy Stock

Despite the big run-up, hydrogen stocks have a long history of being boom-and-bust stocks. Bloom Energy could change that narrative.


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S&P 500 News: Apple Stock Up on Split, Buffett Bags Asian Elephant, Cruise Stocks, Oil Stocks Fall

Investors' reaction to a zero-sum event added billions to Apple's market value, while the index closed lower on a bad day for airline stocks, cruise stocks, casinos, and oil stocks.


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2 Reasons Brookfield Renewable Is a Better Stock Than Tesla

You might be surprised.


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S&P 500 Up Again as Carnival, MGM, Delta Stocks Surge on Consumer Spending Growth

Investors continue to pour capital into struggling businesses, hoping for big gains in the post-pandemic recovery.