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  • EA, Activision soar: Consoles aren't dead

    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.

    Traders are salivating about the upcoming initial public offering of mobile game developer King Digital Entertainment, the company behind the insanely popular "Candy Crush Saga."

    King disclosed Wednesday that it could be worth $7.6 billion following MORE

    - Mar 13, 2014 12:56 PM ET
  • Fuel cell stock up 500% thanks to ... Walmart?

    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.

    If you needed any more evidence that trading and investing are not the same thing, look no further than the insanity that is Plug Power (PLUG).

    The company's stock is up nearly 300% so MORE

    - Mar 11, 2014 4:11 PM ET
  • Carl Icahn is a pirate

    By Lee Munson

    Carl Icahn is trying to portray himself as a shareholder activist. His Twitter profile page makes him look like a cross between a wise, old grandpa ready to help Main Street investors and "The Most Interesting Man in the World" from those Dos Equis ads.

    But he's still a pirate and corporate raider. Just look at his recent attacks on eBay (EBAY).

    Icahn wants the online auction company to spin MORE

    Mar 11, 2014 7:30 AM ET
  • 5 reasons why BofA is red hot

    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.

    Have investors been listening to a lot of R.E.M. lately? Track 3 on the Document album (remember what albums are?) in particular.

    It certainly seems that way. The market is loyal to the Bank of America. It's MORE

    - Mar 6, 2014 1:12 PM ET
  • Time to jump off the BlackBerry bandwagon?

    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.

    CrackBerry addicts rejoice! It seems that BlackBerry is here to stay.

    At least that what Wall Street -- and Bay Street for my neighbo(u)rs to the North -- think about the company.

    Shares of Ontario-based MORE

    - Mar 4, 2014 1:31 PM ET
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  • Time to hit reset button on stocks

    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 first two months of the year are just about over. And unless you're obsessed with the daily market gyrations, it would seem like not much has changed on Wall Street in 2014.

    Stocks are pretty MORE

    - Feb 27, 2014 1:30 PM ET
  • Mark Zuckerberg is a genius

    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.

    Anyone who knows me well is aware of how much I hate Facebook as a service. I just don't get it. Too much work. Too time-consuming. TMI as the kids who apparently aren't on Facebook MORE

    - Feb 20, 2014 1:06 PM ET
  • Will Tesla's bet on China pay off?

    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.

    Tesla was Wall Street's "It" stock of 2013. Nothing much has changed in 2014.

    Shares of Tesla (TSLA) are up more than 35% since the start of the year, and the stock hit an all-time high MORE

    - Feb 18, 2014 1:52 PM ET
  • Market needs a correction. But this isn't 1929!

    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 the stock market "correction" over before it even began?

    A market correction technically occurs when a major index like the Dow, S&P 500 or Nasdaq falls 10% from a recent high. At its lowest point MORE

    - Feb 13, 2014 1:43 PM ET
  • Netflix is a market gold medalist

    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.

    Remember when Netflix blamed the London Olympics in 2012 for a drop in video streaming? That doesn't seem to be an issue with the Winter Games in Sochi.

    Shares of Netflix (NFLX) are trading near an MORE

    - Feb 11, 2014 12:55 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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