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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Why This Renewable Energy Stock Surged 10% Today

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is having an incredible year, and it's building an ultra-profitable business investors shouldn't overlook.


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Why Investing Is Like College Football

As the sport evolves, players need to adapt to remain successful. The same is true for investors.


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S&P 500 News: MGM, Royal Caribbean, United Leading Casino, Cruise, Airline Stocks Higher; Oxy Stock Down After Earnings

Casino, cruise-line, and airline stocks are roaring higher today on some positive news for the travel industry.


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3 Energy Stocks to Buy Right Now

These are the companies that will power the future, and investors can profit by investing in them now.


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S&P 500 News: Stocks Up on Jobs Report as Stimulus Bill Stalls, Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet Stocks Fall

Megacap tech stocks are falling, but most stocks finished up on a better-than-expected labor department report, even as a coronavirus stimulus bill seems caught up in congress.

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S&P 500 News: Unemployment Falls, Facebook Surges on TikTok Competitor, MGM Stock Leads Casinos Higher, Can Apple Break $2 Trillion Mark?

Better-than-expected jobless claims, better-than-expected earnings, and good news out of Macau had investors buying today.


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S&P 500 Gains 21 Points: Disney and CVS Health Earnings, American Airlines and Boeing Stocks Rally

Disney's shares surge on the growth of its streaming business, CVS beats expectations, and the airline industry is hoping for another round of government support.


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S&P 500 News: AMD Stock Surges, Disney Loses Billions, Another CEO Change for Ford

Analyst upgrade for AMD, Disney's worst quarter ever, and another change in leadership at Ford is coming.


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Jumia Stock Crashed 24% Today: What You Need to Know

After weeks of rocketing higher, investors are cashing out prior to the company's earnings next week.


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S&P 500 Up 24 Points: Microsoft Moving on TikTok, Apple Going After Payments?

One small acquisition and ongoing negotiations on a much bigger one had two megacaps lifting the index higher today.

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Jumia Stock Is Up 28% Today: What Investors Need to Know

The e-commerce start-up is looking to be the biggest mover in Africa, and investors have piled into its stock over the past week.


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Do You Have Enough Cash for the Next Market Crash?

If you're asking yourself this question, you may be ignoring an even more important one.


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S&P 500 Falls: Intel Stock Crashes, AMD Stock Surges, Gold Price Breaks Record on U.S.-China Tension

Rising aggression between the two global powers is compounding worries about the economy and the coronavirus pandemic, sending gold prices to record levels. The balance of power in semiconductors has swung from Intel to AMD, at least for the rest of 2020.


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S&P 500 Index Falls 40 Points: Worst Day Since June as Surge in Unemployment Claims, Coronavirus Cases Sends Apple, Tesla, Microsoft Stocks Down Sharply

Initial jobless claims surpassed 1.4 million last week, a higher figure than the prior week as surging cases of COVID-19 slow the economic recovery.


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Why Chart Industries Stock Is Rocketing 13% Higher After Earnings

The LNG production and storage equipment maker delivered improved results during a brutal economic environment in the second quarter.

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S&P 500 News: Tesla's Profit Sets It Up to Join the Index, U.S. to Buy Up to 600 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses, Microsoft Earnings Overshadowed

Today's biggest gainers include homebuilder NVR, health care facility operator HCA Healthcare, and pharma giant Pfizer.


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Why Tellurian Stock Is Down 27% Today After Surging 55% Yesterday

Tuesday's positive news was tempered by a dilutive stock offering at a low price.


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S&P 500 News: Oil Stocks Surge on $2 Trillion EU Stimulus Deal, Will Tesla Join the Index?

The S&P 500 Index was relatively flat today, but one segment rocketed higher. In separate news, Tesla could be added to the index if the company can report a profit when it announces its quarterly results Wednesday.


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These Canadian Oil Stocks Are Up Big Today

Hopes for a lift in demand has investors looking north with hopes for a profit.


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11 Oil Stocks Gushing Higher on Today's Big Stimulus Deal

Today's news is good, but it's not a permanent cure for what ails oil producers.