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  • Tech stocks: The new safe havens?

    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.

    Even though stocks are enjoying a nice little rally today, green on the screen has been the exception rather than the rule in 2014. The Dow is still down about 6% so far this year.

    But MORE

    - Feb 6, 2014 1:27 PM ET
  • 5 questions Twitter must answer

    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 put up or shut up time for Twitter! The company will release its first "earnings" report since its initial public offering after Wednesday's closing bell.

    Considering shares of Twitter (TWTR) are up about 150% from MORE

    - Feb 4, 2014 1:32 PM ET
  • Investors should stop freaking out

    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.

    Sit back and have a shot of Turkish Raki. Or a nice glass of Chenin Blanc from Cape Town. Maybe a Caipirinha so you can pretend you are on a beach in Rio.

    In other words, MORE

    - Jan 30, 2014 1:06 PM ET
  • Is McDonald's doomed?

    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.

    Are the meals no longer as happy for McDonald's customers as they used to be? The fast food giant definitely seems worried.

    McDonald's (MCD) reported lackluster quarterly results last week. And company executives used the words MORE

    Jan 28, 2014 10:46 AM ET
  • Microsoft CEO should be ...

    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.

    Microsoft is still searching for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer. But I have a suggestion. Hire Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen.

    I'm a bit surprised that Narayen's name hasn't been mentioned at all.

    For one, Adobe MORE

    - Jan 23, 2014 2:08 PM ET
  • Snow can't stop hot airline 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 East Coast is bracing for The Polar Vortex 2: The Wrath of Snow. Airlines are already cancelling flights again. And that will lead to a lot of angry customers.

    But do you know who's not MORE

    - Jan 21, 2014 1:09 PM ET
  • Last year's darlings are 2014's dogs

    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.

    Best Buy (BBY) learned the hard way on Thursday that momentum is very, very, very fickle.

    Shares of the electronics retailer plunged nearly 30% after it reported disappointing sales for the holidays. In other words, it MORE

    - Jan 16, 2014 1:09 PM ET
  • Apple must fight back against Google

    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.

    Google has stolen all of Apple's thunder and Apple needs to try and reclaim some of it.

    During the past few years, Google (GOOG) has become the most innovative company in the tech industry. It has MORE

    - Jan 14, 2014 12:29 PM ET
  • Investors grin as companies ax jobs

    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.

    Warning. I think I've reached my Peter Finch from "Network" moment. I'm "mad as hell" about how Wall Street keeps celebrating job cuts as if they are a good thing for the markets and economy. MORE

    - Jan 9, 2014 1:59 PM ET
  • Talk of a market bubble is the real bubble

    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.

    Bitcoin may be a bubble. Twitter (TWTR) may be a bubble. Talking incessantly about how cold it is ("It's frickin freezing in here Mr. Bigglesworth!") may be a bubble.

    But the broader stock market? That is MORE

    - Jan 7, 2014 12:58 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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