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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


Carnival Extends Cruise Cancellations

Most Carnival Cruise Line ships will not be ferrying passengers around until August, at least.

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Apple Claims Its App Store Blocked Over $1.5 Billion in Fraudulent Transactions in 2020

The timing of the company's announcement doesn't seem random or accidental.

Tesla Model S

Musk Asks in Twitter Poll if Tesla Should Take Dogecoin

Many respondents think that's a fine idea.

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Curaleaf Rolls Out Medical Pot Products in Germany

The ambitious U.S. company wants to place a wedge in the big European country.

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Chipotle Raising Average Wage to $15 Per Hour

The company is obviously concerned about the shortage of restaurant workers.

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Why HEXO Tumbled Nearly 9% Today

Hint: It starts with the letter D and rhymes with "bilution."

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Why Novavax Stock Sank Again on Tuesday

An analyst's price target cut reflected an uncomfortable new reality for the biotech.

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BioNTech Is No Longer a Buy, Says Analyst

A Bryan Garnier prognosticator increases her price target despite the recommendation chop.

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Curaleaf Falls by Over 4% on Q1 Results

The quarter wasn't necessarily a bad one, but a big new competitor looms.

Amazon Delivery driver with package Reportedly Floating Massive $18.5 Billion Debt Securities Issue

The proceeds will add to an already considerable cash pile.


Why Novavax Tanked Monday

The company's latest coronavirus vaccine news produced an unpleasant side effect.

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Why Teladoc Health Fell by 6.6% Today

A noted analyst's price target cut wasn't healthy for the stock.

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Trulieve Cannabis Acquiring Harvest Health & Recreation in $2.1 Billion Deal

The deal creates a new marijuana industry powerhouse.

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Marijuana REIT Innovative Industrial Properties Doubles Revenue, Profitability in Q1

A fattening portfolio continues to drive the financials higher.

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Why Evolent Health Shares Fell on Thursday

The company beat on Q1 earnings, but ...

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If Pfizer's Vaccine Is a Winner, Why Did This Analyst Downgrade Its Stock?

Mizuho Securities' Vamil Divan expresses concern about the company's post-coronavirus future.

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Why AdaptHealth Dived by Nearly 12% Today

That's what can happen when you post big earnings misses.

Child getting a jab from a medical professional

Biden Administration Supports Patent Waivers for Coronavirus Vaccine

If enacted, such a move would hit the smaller vaccine makers particularly hard.

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CME Group Declares Fresh Dividend; Yield Is 1.8%

The securities market operator is keeping its payout steady for now.

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Square Poised to Blast Nearly 30% Higher, Says Analyst

The company's secret sauce? Bitcoin.