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

The company's stock should begin trading next week.

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Robinhood Acquires Recruiting Firm Binc, Says It Is Actively Hiring

Owning the company will double the brokerage operator's in-house recruitment team.

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Carl Icahn Selling Large Stake in Occidental Petroleum

The billionaire's affiliate maintains that "we still believe" in the struggling energy company, however.

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Netflix Leads All Movie Studios and Streamers With 35 Academy Award Nominations

The company has two films in contention for Best Picture.

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Why Lending Club Skyrocketed 18% Higher Today

One of the world's top investors enthusiastically plowed into the company.

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Tesla Changes Vehicle Prices by as Much as $10,000 in Web Update

Adjustments have been made to current and future models.

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Novavax Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Shows 96% Efficacy With Original Strain, 86% Against U.K. Variant

The efficacy was far lower against the South African variant, though.

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Why AnaptysBio Shares Rose Nearly 14% on Thursday

A phoenix may well rise from the ashes of a disappointing clinical trial.

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Why These Marijuana Stocks Blasted Higher Today

A major buy-in from a tobacco company lifts virtually the entire sector.

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Why BioNTech Trounced the Market on Thursday

There was some excellent news about the company's most famous product.

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Zillow Launches Hiring Spree to Increase Its Workforce by 40%

The initiative comes at what the company calls a "historic" time for the real estate industry.

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Why ChromaDex Stock Blasted Almost 30% Higher Today Before Falling Into the Red

A major deal with a giant retailer wasn't enough to sustain the price pop.

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MoneyGram International Parts Ways With Cryptocurrency Developer Ripple

The two had had a cooperation agreement in place since 2019.

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Curaleaf Posts 205% Q4 Revenue Growth, Announces $286 Million Deal for European Peer

Acquisitions helped propel revenue higher, and are sure to continue doing so.


Roblox Reference Price Set at $45 per Share for Wednesday Listing

The maker of the popular video game app should make a big splash in its stock market debut.


Report: Electric Vehicle Peers NIO, XPeng, and Li Auto Considering Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing

It's not clear how much capital they're seeking to raise, though.

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Why Teladoc Health Shot More Than 9% Higher on Tuesday

Investors are coming back to certain coronavirus stocks.


Dropbox Acquiring DocSend for $165 Million

It's the latest in a series of acquisitions for the cloud-storage company.

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Study: Pfizer and BioNTech Vaccine Neutralizes Brazil Coronavirus Variant

The two companies' BNT162b2 seems to protect patients against the fast-spreading variant.


Analyst: Apple to Launch Mixed-Reality Headset Next Year

The company will follow up with a glasses product, and then contact lenses.