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  • Hack attacks = big $ for cybersecurity IPO

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    The Nasdaq was in blood red mode Thursday. But the big drop in tech stocks didn't hurt the performance of a red hot IPO.

    No, I'm not talking about Alibaba (BABA). A company called CyberArk Software MORE

    - Sep 25, 2014 1:38 PM ET
  • Citizens is not the Alibaba of banking

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    More U.S. consumers have probably used or heard of Citizens Financial Group than Chinese e-commerce wunderkind Alibaba.

    Does Alibaba have its name splashed across a baseball stadium in Philadelphia? No. But Citizens does.

    Still, name recognition did MORE

    - Sep 24, 2014 4:15 PM ET
  • Ebola drug maker's stock soars

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Sadly, there is still no cure for Ebola. But a promising drug from a publicly traded Canadian biotech firm is being used to treat the disease in West Africa. And Wall Street has taken notice.

    Tekmira MORE

    - Sep 23, 2014 1:26 PM ET
  • Fear factor: Investors are scared again

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    It's not too late to find that perfect, fright-inducing Halloween costume. Might I suggest you go as a Wall Street trader?

    Investors are once again pretty scared about where stocks are going next. CNNMoney's Fear & MORE

    - Sep 22, 2014 3:29 PM ET
  • Traders go gaga over BABA!

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    How's this for meta? The chatter on social media (particularly on Twitter) seems to show that investors are a lot more excited about the Alibaba (BABA) initial public offering than they were for Twitter's (TWTR) MORE

    - Sep 18, 2014 1:23 PM ET
  • Don't freak out about the Fed

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    It looks like the normally non-emotional bond market is throwing a little hissy fit.

    The reason? Investors are worried that the Federal Reserve might finally shut off the low interest rate policy that's been resuscitating the American economy MORE

    - Sep 15, 2014 1:13 PM ET
  • Biggest iPhone 6 winner? Sprint

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus couldn't have come at a better time for Sprint and its new CEO Marcelo Claure.

    Even though Sprint (S) is one of many carriers that will be selling Apple's MORE

    - Sep 12, 2014 12:54 PM ET
  • Apple who? Microsoft, Intel rule Dow

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    PCs aren't dead yet. Sure, you're probably reading this on a phone or tablet. Maybe you'll one day see stories right in front of your eyes on your Google Glass or Oculus Rift.

    But big businesses MORE

    - Sep 11, 2014 12:20 PM ET
  • Staples-Office Depot merger? Why?

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    There is a famous saying about two wrongs not making a right. But what about three wrongs?

    Shares of troubled office supply superstore Staples (SPLS) surged more than 8% Tuesday and were up again Wednesday. Why? MORE

    - Sep 3, 2014 12:56 PM ET
  • Should there be a new Buffett rule?

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett famously pointed out a few years ago that his secretary pays a higher federal income tax rate than he does.

    That led to calls by President Obama for a proposed Buffett Rule, MORE

    - Aug 26, 2014 12:22 PM ET
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Paul Lamonica
Paul R. La Monica
Assistant Managing Editor, CNNMoney

Paul R. La Monica is an assistant managing editor at CNNMoney. He is the author of the site's daily column, The Buzz, and also tweets throughout the day about the markets and economy @LaMonicaBuzz. La Monica also oversees the site's economic, markets and technology coverage.

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Stupid Stock Move of the Day
#StupidStock Moves of the Day! Ebola is scary. But airline sector sell-off is overly emotional. Nothing to suggest people will stop flying.
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