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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


First Disney+ Price Hike Takes Effect Friday

Subscribers of the popular video streaming service will have to fork over a maximum of $1 more per month.

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Marijuana Stock Cresco Labs Slips on Q4 Results

Collectively, analysts were looking for a net profit instead of the $24 million-plus loss the company announced.

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New York State Lawmakers Reach a Deal to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The Empire State will become the 16th to sanction adult-use cannabis.

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Why CASI Pharmaceuticals Is Crashing Today

Investors don't like that the company is hitting up the market for more cash.


Take-Two Acquires HookBang's Video Game Unit to Bolster NBA 2K Development

The company secures key team members from a partner.

IPO in blocks

Self-Driving Truck Maker TuSimple Holdings Files for IPO

The company should attract investor notice thanks to its technology, and its partnerships.

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Robinhood Files Confidentially for IPO

One source says the white-hot securities brokerage operator could go public by the end of June.

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Disney to Release "Black Widow" and "Cruella" on Disney+ and in Theaters Simultaneously

The company has also pushed back the release date of "Black Widow" by two months.

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Why These Marijuana Stocks Tanked on Tuesday

A seemingly positive development on the legislative front for the industry wasn't greeted too warmly by investors.

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Trulieve Stock Falls on Q4 Results

Net profit wasn't nearly as high as it was in previous periods.

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Top Credit Card Issuers Reduced Credit Limits by $99 Billion in 2020

The fear of widespread defaults was a major factor for the lenders making the cuts.

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Report: Microsoft in Talks to Acquire Discord, a Gamer Chat Operator, for Over $10 Billion

Discord might instead opt to go public, however.

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ViacomCBS Floating $3 Billion in New Common and Convertible Stock Following Launch of Paramount+ Streaming Service

Streaming networks and big-ticket sports broadcasting deals have to be financed somehow.


Under Activist Pressure, Box Reportedly Considering a Sale

Shareholder Starboard Value is apparently agitating for new ownership.


Psychedelic Therapeutics Company Mind Medicine Added to FTSE Indexes

The stock will be listed on both the FTSE Global Micro Cap and the FTSE Total Cap Indexes.

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Report: Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase's Stock Market Debut Pushed Back to April

The company is listing its shares in a direct public offering.

JD-couriers-our-heroes-in-red-delivering-trust-across-the-city-of-Wuhan-8 to Invest $800 Million in Chinese Delivery Specialist Dada Nexus

The deal will give the acquirer a 51% stake in its target.


Electric Vehicle Battery Hopeful QuantumScape Dives After Hours on News of Stock Flotation

The company is issuing 13 million new shares.

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Amazon-Backed U.K. Delivery Company Deliveroo Seeking Up to $2.45 Billion in London IPO

Amazon currently has a 16% stake in the service.

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GrowGeneration Acquires Agriculture Purchasing and Logistics Platform,

This is the company's eighth acquisition so far this young year.