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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 Slumps: Oil Stocks Say We Got This! Big Banks, Coronavirus Drugmakers Say Not So Fast

Some good news on the M&A front has oil stocks rallying today, but uncertainty about the economy grows as Wells Fargo and Bank of America decline.


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What Is the DDM (Dividend Discount Model)?

If future dividends are a big part of your thesis for a stock as an investment, a model that factors those payments into the stock's value can be helpful.


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S&P 500 Falls as Cruise Stocks Sink, Delta Reports Jumbo Loss, JPMorgan Warns About Loan Losses

Stocks sink as earnings season gets underway.


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S&P 500 Gains 57 Points Ahead of Earnings, Huge Apple and Amazon Events, Ford Stock Gets an Upgrade

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook stocks had big gains today.


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Here's Why Jumia Stock Surged 12% After Short Seller Tweet

Citron Research said it would not short the African e-commerce start-up earlier today.

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S&P 500 Gains 27 Points as Occidental, ExxonMobil Lead Oil Stock Surge, IBM Shares Rise on Spinoff

Investors are coming back to the oil patch, along with utilities and real estate stocks.


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A Basket of Renewable Energy Stocks

Discover five great stocks in the renewable energy space.


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Trump's Tweet Tanks S&P 500: Stocks Fall Sharply as President Puts Stimulus Talks on Hold

After spending much of the day up modestly, stocks fell following news that the President was backing out of economic stimulus negotiations until after the upcoming election.


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Dividend Payments Defined

Understanding how companies decide to make dividend payments, and knowing when and how you'll get paid, are really important.


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Oil Stocks 2020: What Investors Should Do Now

The worst of the downturn is likely over for the oil industry, but hundreds of individual companies could face insolvency.

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Trump's Coronavirus Diagnosis Has Oil Crashing, but Oil Stocks Are Surging: Here's Why

Oil traders have little interest in riding out another oil market crash, but stock investors are piling into the oil patch today.


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How Often Are Dividends Paid on Stocks?

Knowing when, and how, you'll get paid is important.


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Crude Oil Crash: S&P 500 Falls as Apache, Halliburton Lead Energy Stocks Lower, Airline Stocks Lose Altitude

Coronavirus worries and fears that the oil recovery is losing momentum have stocks lower today.


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Coronavirus Concerns Send Crude Oil Crashing Again

COVID-19 has killed at least one million people globally, and an increase in cases could send oil demand falling again.


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S&P 500 Surges 53 Points: These Struggling Sectors Are Driving Stocks Higher Today

Oil and financial sector stocks led today's rally, helped along with a late-day run higher by tech stocks.

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Forget Airline Stocks, This High-Growth Infrastructure Stock Is a Better Buy Right Now

Looking for a bargain? Skip the struggling airlines and look at this fast-growing engineering company that's down more than 30% from its high.


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What Correction? S&P 500 Surges as Apple Leads Tech Stock Boom and Cruise Stocks Rise; Oil Stocks Fall

One analyst says it's time to buy cruise stocks, and a bunch of investors are already there on Big Tech.


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S&P 500 Worries Its Way Higher on More Record Jobless Claims: Darden's New Dividend, Carmax Crash, United COVID Testing

Almost half of the index's stocks closed down on a day with more uncertainty than positive news.


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September Sell-Off: S&P 500 Craters 78 Points, Approaching Correction Levels as Apple, Oxy, Lead Tech Stocks, Energy Stocks Down

Almost 480 of the S&P's component stocks lost value today, and every sector finished the day lower as the index closed on the cusp of a correction.


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What Happened When I Bought Snowflake on IPO Day

Buying shares of a hot IPO the day it goes public can feel exciting, but it can also result in paying a much higher price than expected.