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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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Roku Acquires Top TV Home Improvement Show 'This Old House' in Content Push

The PBS mainstay will soon move into a new dwelling.

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Report: In Direct Challenge to Tesla, Geely Planning Luxury Electric Vehicle Line

Like its American rival, the company aims to sell its cars in dedicated stores.

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Justice Department Investigating Visa Over Debit Card Practices

The company allegedly limits merchants from using outside payment card networks.

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Cannabis Real Estate Lender AFC Gamma Rises 21% on First Day of Trading

The company makes for a unique marijuana stock.

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Goldman Sachs Reportedly in Talks to Take Over JetBlue's Credit Card Operations

Once a financial services provider to the rich and powerful, the investment bank continues its push into traditional consumer segments.


Facebook Unveils Augmented Reality Wristband

A user's hands will act as a controller for the AR system the social media giant is developing.

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HEXO Nearly Doubles Its Revenue in Q2, but Leaves Investors Disappointed

The company posted a nearly $17 million net loss for the period.


Why Vericel Stock Raced 13% Higher on Thursday

The company will be a component of a well-known small-cap stock index.

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Worldwide Streaming Video Subscriptions Top 1 Billion

That 2020 figure represents growth of 26% from the previous year.


Luminar Technologies Enters Strategic Partnership With China Vehicle King SAIC Motor

The U.S. company's lidar technology will be packed into the Chinese carmaker's R Brand electric vehicles.


Cresco Labs Acquires Cultivate, Winning Market Share in Massachusetts

The marijuana company is going the acquisition route yet again.


Lumentum Holdings Raises Buyout Offer for Coherent; II-VI Apparently Follows Suit

II-VI's bid was reportedly the higher of the two, at a total of roughly $285 per share.

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GrowGeneration Acquires Aquarius Hydroponics, Marking Entry Into Massachusetts Market

It's the seventh acquisition so far in 2021 for the ambitious company.

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Alphabet's Google Slashes App Store Fees

The company is mirroring changes made by Apple at the end of last year.

Tesla Model Y

Analyst Says Volkswagen Will Overtake Tesla in Electric Vehicle Sales This Year

The European carmaker hopes to be the top electric vehicle maker in the world by 2025.

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Why ChromaDex Trounced the Market on Tuesday

Another investment bank lifts its price target on the company's stock.

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Why Village Farms International Plummeted by 11% Today

The company's latest set of figures disappointed investors.

Girl holding her nose in car while adult driver smokes

Cigarette Smoking Could Vanish From the U.S. by 2050, Says Analyst

The tobacco sector's incumbents will need to step up their game with next-generation products if they want to survive.


Why These Top Marijuana Stocks Got Slammed Today

It's about what's happening in a potentially powerful marijuana state.

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Cloud Computing Company DigitalOcean Aims to Raise $775.5 Million in IPO

The company's stock should begin trading next week.