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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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6 Restaurant Stocks That Moved Up on Today's Fed Announcement

The U.S. Federal Reserve is stepping up lending to support more businesses.


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Major Chesapeake Energy Investor Lawyers Up Ahead of Potential Bankruptcy

A mutual fund company with big stakes in Chesapeake debt and equity has reportedly hired a law firm to help negotiate a potential debt restructuring.


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Here Are My Top 3 Recession-Resistant Stocks

One will probably surprise you.


Are Oil Stocks Cheap or Value Traps?

Buyer beware.


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Why Travel and Hospitality Stocks Surged on Monday

Hotels, resorts, and travel booking companies surged on optimism that the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic may be passing in some countries.

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5 Restaurant Stocks Surging on Today's News

Signs that the COVID-19 outbreak is plateauing around the world have investors feeling optimistic.


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Here's Why Nike, Under Armour, and Foot Locker Stocks Are Surging Today

On a great day for most stocks, these athletic footwear and apparel companies have surged to the head of the pack.


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The 1 Oil Stock I've Bought in the Coronavirus Crash

It's all about avoiding the downside risks.


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5 Dividend Stocks I Bought in the Coronavirus Crash

Two banks, two infrastructure companies, and a healthcare property owner.


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Coronavirus Bailout: Why You Should -- and Shouldn't -- Cash Out Retirement Savings

Congress is allowing people to take early withdrawals from their retirement savings without paying a penalty. For some it may be necessary, but for others, it could cause even bigger financial problems later.

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Another Dividend Suspended: Macquarie Infrastructure Stock Falls 26% on Announcement

Another company feels the impact of the severe drop in travel.


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Should You Buy Oil Stocks Right Now?

There will be winners, but investors should tread very lightly in the oil patch.


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3 Luxury Retail Stocks Got Crushed by Today's News

A stunningly-quick rise in COVID-19 cases and the earliest bits of economic data paint a bleak picture.


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3 Home-Goods Retail Stocks That Are Crashing Today

It's not a very good time to be selling furniture or home decor.


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Why These 4 Sportswear Retailer Stocks Are Falling Today

Stocks have turned down hard and fast today as the depth of the economic downturn becomes more apparent.

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Oil Demand Could Fall the Equivalent of Saudi Arabia AND Russia's Production: What It Means for Oil Stocks

It's not good.


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4 Oil Stocks Crashing on the Saudis' Push to Pump More Oil

Saudi Arabia is sending oil tumbling once again.


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4 Oil Producer Stocks Crashing While the Market Is Up

Saudi Arabia is holding firm on plans to flood global markets and drown out weaker producers.


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15 Stocks I Bought During the Coronavirus Crash

I've taken Buffett's "Be greedy when others are fearful" advice to heart in recent weeks.


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I Stopped Buying Stocks for Now: Here's Why

After two weeks of aggressive buying, I've taken a pause. Here's why, and why it might not be the right move for you.