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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 Nikola Stock Popped by Nearly 5% Today

The company's legal action against Tesla will go forward after all.

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Why Johnson & Johnson Shares Trounced the Market Today

The healthcare giant recorded healthy growth in all three of its business segments and raised its guidance.

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Why Medtronic Fell by Almost 6% on Monday

An important clinical trial will last longer than some expected.

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Why Infinity Pharmaceuticals Shot Nearly 4% Higher Today

An analyst initiated coverage of the biotech stock with a unambiguous buy recommendation.


10,126 Reasons for WWE Investors to Worry Right Now

A determined rival has been having a lot of success lately.

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Why Shares of XP Soared on Friday

An analyst upgrades his recommendation on the stock to the equivalent of a buy.

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Why Corsair Gaming Tumbled by 8% Today

Two analysts have become less optimistic on the stock.

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Why Moderna Stock Trounced the Market Today

The company's coronavirus vaccine booster shot received a major boost from an FDA panel of experts.

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Why HubSpot Beat the Market on Wednesday

Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock, at times, significantly.

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Why Sarepta Therapeutics Tumbled Today

Investors weren't wowed by a company update, or by news of a fresh stock issue.

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Why Charlotte's Web Had a Seesaw Tuesday

Investors were mulling the effect of a new sticker that will appear on the company's products.

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Why MicroStrategy Is Up Sharply This Week

It has nearly everything to do with the company's massive Bitcoin position.


Why NetEase Stock Is Rising This Week

An important strategy shift from a subsidiary is pleasing analysts and bringing back bullish investors.


Why SmileDirectClub Blasted 15% Higher on Wednesday

The company gets a new patent and a heap of hype on a popular online stock forum.

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Why Teladoc Health Beat the Market Today

A new product launch and a fresh stock buy by a high-profile ETF lifted the telemedicine leader.

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Why BioNTech Stock Sank Today

The move downward follows yet more good news from rivals.

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Warren Buffett Loves This High-Yield Dividend Stock. Is it a Buy?

This specialty company is a high-yield play at nearly 5%, and it's got a very durable business model.

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Why Genius Brands International Stock Flew High Today

The company inks a new streaming deal with a larger entertainment company.

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Why Square Stock Shot Higher by More Than 4% Today

An influential young-consumer survey shines a favorable light on the company's Cash App.

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Why Novavax Sank by Nearly 5% on Tuesday

The company's latest news isn't about advancing its coronavirus vaccine candidate.