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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


What Investors Need to Know About Jazz Pharmaceuticals' Planned Acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals

Will the total be greater than the sum of the parts?

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Goldman Sachs Launches Robo-Advisor Service With Only $1,000 Minimum to Open

Marcus Invest is the latest extension of the investment bank's consumer finance brand.

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GW Pharmaceuticals Beats on Revenue, Bottom Line for Q4

The company's net loss was far narrower than many expected.


Why Shares of Churchill Capital IV Zoomed 32% Higher Today

The SPAC is apparently raising fresh capital to bring electric vehicle company Lucid Motors to the stock market.


Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Reveals Major New Stake in Chevron

The famous investor places a multi-billion dollar bet on oil.

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The announcement comes less than three months after the company's healthcare subsidiary was very successfully floated on the Asian exchange.

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HEXO Acquiring Zenabis Global for $186 Million

The deal is the latest of several mergers and buyouts announced in the marijuana industry.

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Is the Great Marijuana Stock Bull Run of 2021 About to End?

Decriminalization and/or legalization is likely coming sooner than expected, but that might not necessarily be a boon for the stock market's current cannabis darlings.

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What Will a Combined Tilray and Aphria Look Like After Their Merger?

The new company will have a comparatively big presence overseas, for one thing.


Marijuana Reform Just Got a Major Boost in the U.S.

Three of the most powerful politicians in the country have promised to start taking a hatchet to our cannabis laws in the very near future.


2 Pure Play Marijuana Stocks That Need to Be on Your Radar

Cannabis retail is set to expand dramatically, and this pair is nicely positioned to take advantage of the boom.


Will Canadian Marijuana Stocks Pop on U.S. Legalization?

They would immediately gain full access to a massive market, after all.


Report: Facebook Developing Android-Based Smartwatch

The social media company continues to push further into the tech hardware market.


Why SQZ Biotechnologies Sank on Friday

The cell-squeezing specialist priced a new stock issue.

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Zillow Group Acquiring Home Touring Tech Company ShowingTime for $500 Million

The deal will help the company automate the clunky process of home tour scheduling.

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PayPal CEO Considering Forays Into Stock Trading, High-Yield Savings Accounts

The company is aiming for significant growth in the coming years.

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Why AnaptysBio Trounced the Market on Thursday

The biotech got a sharp upward shift in recommendation and target price from a prominent analyst.

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Aurora Cannabis Pops After Hours on Second-Quarter Results

The company showed encouraging growth in the stronger of its two main product categories.


Kraft Heinz Selling Planters Nuts to Hormel for $3.35 Billion

The buyer says that financing the deal won't put its hallowed dividend in jeopardy.

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Why Marijuana Stocks Like Aphria and Charlotte's Web Holdings Flew High Today

It looks like members of a certain investing group are placing big bets on weed stocks.