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  • 7 lucky tech stock bargains. Yes, they exist

    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.

    Tech stocks have been a bit of a whirling dervish lately. And the Nasdaq was getting taken to the proverbial woodshed again Thursday.

    But repeat after me. This is not 2000! Tech stocks, writ large, are MORE

    - Apr 10, 2014 2:40 PM ET
  • Ally Financial IPO is a taxpayer win, but don't buy the stock

    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 government is about to sell a big stake in Ally Financial, the auto loan giant formerly known as GMAC, through an initial public offering. It's a victory for taxpayers who had to bail the MORE

    - Apr 8, 2014 2:04 PM ET
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  • WWE: Ultimate SmackDown stock

    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.

    Quick! What's the hottest media tech stock of the past few months? Amazon? Netflix? Google?

    Nope. Try World Wrestling Entertainment.

    Shares of the WWE (WWE) have surged an astonishing 220% in the past year and are up MORE

    - Apr 3, 2014 2:06 PM ET
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  • 3 cheap stock buyback plays

    This article was published in the April issue of Money magazine.

    Investors often cheer when businesses aggressively purchase their own stock, as is the case today. Not only do buybacks boost earnings per share by reducing the number of shares outstanding, but they're also a sign of confidence. If a CEO thinks his stock is worth buying, shouldn't you?

    Often the answer is yes. Consider that the PowerShares Buyback Achievers ETF (PKW) has returned MORE

    - Apr 2, 2014 10:00 AM ET
  • 'Frozen' is cash machine for Disney

    By Brian Stelter

    Just how big is Disney's "Frozen" franchise?

    The movie has grossed more than $1 billion in ticket sales around the world.
    It was released in November in the United States, yet it still ranked among the top 20 on last weekend's box office chart.
    Its soundtrack has topped Billboard's album chart for seven straight weeks, and is expected to remain there this week.
    DVD and Blu-ray sales of the movie totaled 3.2 MORE

    Apr 1, 2014 3:06 PM ET
  • Google's 'evil' stock split

    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 been almost 10 years since Google famously told the world in its filing for an initial public offering that "don't be evil" was a guiding principle for the company.

    But Google is about to issue MORE

    - Apr 1, 2014 12:38 PM ET
  • Twitter may be the next MySpace

    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.

    Maybe Ellen DeGeneres broke Twitter after all?

    I'm being glib (that's for you Tom Cruise and Matt Lauer!) of course. The fact that shares of Twitter (TWTR) are down more than 15% since the selfie seen MORE

    - Mar 27, 2014 1:29 PM ET
  • Sexy is overrated. Dividends 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.

    Is it time for investors to do their best impersonation of the Virginia Cavaliers basketball team and play some stifling defense?

    Momentum stocks have had a miserable March. Just look at how poorly the Nasdaq and MORE

    - Mar 25, 2014 12:41 PM ET
  • Yellen's big mistake

    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.

    Janet Yellen's first press conference as Federal Reserve chair was hardly a resounding success. But it wasn't an #epicfail either.

    Judging by how the market reacted, you would have thought Yellen had forgotten the words to MORE

    - Mar 20, 2014 1:41 PM ET
  • Yee-haw! The mechanical bull market

    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 stock market bull is still alive and well in 2014. But he's been bucking a lot more wildly this year.

    Where's John Travolta and Debra Winger when you need them? Wall Street traders are the MORE

    - Mar 18, 2014 12:48 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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