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Eric Volkman

Eric Volkman


Eric has been writing about stocks and finance since the mid-1990s, when he lived in Prague, Czech Republic. Over the course of a varied career, he has also been a radio newscaster, an investment banker, and a bass player in a selection of rock and roll bands. A native New Yorker, he currently lives in Los Angeles.

Recent articles

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Why Canopy Growth Wilted as the Market Grew Today

Not for the first time in the company's history, an analyst cuts his price target on its stock.

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Why Bed Bath & Beyond Stock Flopped on Friday

A clutch of analysts cut their price targets on the struggling retailer.

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Are You Missing Out on This 24% Dividend Raise?

Supported by solid fundamentals and anticipated future growth, a prominent retailer cranks its payout higher.

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Why Cruise Line Stocks Were Sinking This Week

Analysts aren't very bullish on the sector these days, to put it mildly.

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Why Wayfair Stock Was Down by Nearly 30% This Week

You can call it "the RH effect."

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Why Albertsons Was a Dog of a Stock This Week

A key executive steps down from the company.

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Why Coinbase Stock Was Plummeting This Week

As cryptocurrencies go, so goes one of their top exchange operators.

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Why Pfizer Popped While the Market Flopped Today

The popularity of the company's coronavirus vaccine is far from waning.

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Why Palantir Stock Stumbled Today

The company's latest government contract is met with a shrug by an analyst who follows the stock.

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Why Tesla Stock Stalled Today

Investors are squirming about the quarterly delivery figures that'll be published in the coming days.

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Why SoFi Stock Went Soft on Thursday

Two new analyses of the company don't add to the bullish case for buying it.

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Is ApeCoin the Next Bitcoin?

Perhaps the upstart token could become as prominent as the incumbent cryptocurrency someday.

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Why Airbnb Stock Wilted on Wednesday

An analyst makes a deep cut to his price target on the home-accommodation specialist.

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Why Evolent Health Stock Crept Higher Today

Investors had a muted, yet positive, reaction to news of the company's latest acquisition.

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Why Amazon Stock Rose While the Market Slept Today

Tech stocks might just be waking from their summer slumber, and an analyst pegs this one as a top pick.

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Why Investors Went Dark on Solar Stocks Today

A prominent bank has taken a bearish short- to medium-term view of the sector.

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This Is Warren Buffett's Favorite REIT. Should You Buy It?

It has solid fundamentals and reliably pumps out a high-yield dividend.

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Why Avaya Holdings Plummeted by Nearly 15% Today

An analyst makes a very deep cut to his price target on the debt-burdened company's stock.

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Why Canopy Growth Stock Couldn't Catch a Buzz Today

A top credit rating agency is taking a dimmer view of the cannabis company.

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Why MGM Resorts Stock Topped the Market Today

China lightens quarantine requirements for inbound travelers.

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