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 Airline Stocks, Cruise Stocks Surge on Abbott Labs FDA Approval, Federal Reserve Policy Change

A big change in Fed policy is good for stocks, while a 15-minute coronavirus test is great for a lot of businesses.


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Pacific Ethanol Stock Jumped 24% Today: What Investors Need To Know

Speculation about its prospects during the coronavirus pandemic has made it one of the most volatile stocks in its sector.


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S&P 500 Gains 35 Points, Another Record High as Tech Giants Soar

When four stocks with more than $1.4 trillion in market cap gain 8% or more, the market goes along for the ride.


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Why Cryoport Stock Is Up 39% Since Yesterday and Chart Industries Stock is Down

Cryoport is acquiring Chart's cryobiological business and getting a big boost from one of the giants in private equity.


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S&P 500 Gains on Dow Jones Changes, but Most Stocks Close Lower

Big changes to the Dow Jones Industrials index had a market-moving impact on the S&P 500 today.

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S&P 500 Up 34 Points on Coronavirus Treatment Hopes; Airline, Cruise, Retail Stocks Surge

Troubled sectors including airlines, cruise lines, and retail stocks are rallying as investors buy on the prospects of a post-COVID-19 recovery.


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How Renewable Energy Is Displacing Coal

Discover the latest developments shaping the renewable energy space.


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S&P 500 Gains 12 Points as Apple, NVIDIA Stocks Surge Higher

Apple maintained its multi-trillion dollar market cap after an analyst upgrade, while NVIDIA continued to gain after earnings earlier in the week.


Transocean Stock Crashes 28% on Bankruptcy Concerns

Three of its biggest peers have already filed for bankruptcy this year.


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Better Buy: Berkshire Hathaway or Bank of America

The deep value Warren Buffett's megabusiness represents, or Buffett's favorite megabank?

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S&P 500 Falls 15 Points: Retail Stocks Fall, Cruise, Airline Stock Rally Runs Out of Steam

One day after breaking the all-time high, the market reversed course.


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Why Genius Brands Stock Is Down (Again) Today

This battleground penny stock is likely to remain volatile until traders find the next shiny object.


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We're Back: S&P 500 Reaches All-Time High, Walmart, Home Depot Earnings, Oracle TikTok Play, Buffett Selling Stocks in 2020

Mega-cap tech stock surge pushed the index above the prior high, retail giants delivered huge quarters, and Berkshire sold a lot of stock in the first half of 2020.


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Why Brookfield Should Be on Your Watch List

Falling costs and increasing demand are going to benefit renewables, and Brookfield is well positioned to capitalize on these trends.


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S&P 500 News: Buffett Sells Oil Stocks, Buys Gold Miner; GM Shares Surge on EV Spinoff Idea

Berkshire Hathaway disclosed some changes to its portfolio after trading Friday, while one analyst keeps pushing for General Motors to make its electric vehicle business a stand-alone company.

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3 Top Infrastructure Stocks to Buy Right Now

Two big trends should make these investments massive winners in the years ahead.


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S&P 500 News: Index Falls Short of All-Time High; Stocks Mixed on Economic, Coronavirus Worries

Just a few points short of the record high reached in February, the index closed the week mixed as worries about the economy increase.


What Is the Wash-Sale Rule?

There are ways to soften your losses, but don't think you can trick the IRS.


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Why I Sold Facebook Stock

Facebook has broken its social contract with its users.


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S&P 500 Falls 7 Points as Jobless Claims Still Near 1 Million; Congress "Miles Apart" on Stimulus; Cisco Earnings Fall

Unemployment claims fell below 1 million for the first time in 20 weeks, but worries that job losses are becoming permanent are weighing on investors.