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  • Netflix: Buy or sell?

    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.

    Netflix stock was hit so hard earlier this year, it made you wonder if billionaire Raymond Tusk from "House of Cards" was shorting it. Or if religious zealot Pennsatucky from "Orange is the New Black" MORE

    - Jun 5, 2014 1:28 PM ET
  • You don't know Jack ... Daniel's

    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're looking for a hot stock ... go no further than your local bar or liquor store.

    Shares of Brown-Forman, the maker of Jack Daniel's, are up nearly 25% so far in 2014. That puts MORE

    - Jun 3, 2014 1:15 PM ET
  • Bitcoin is back! Price surges 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.

    Stop those funeral dirges for Bitcoin. The virtual currency is not dead.

    In fact, the price of Bitcoin on Bitstamp, one of the leading Bitcoin exchanges, is up more than 30% in the last two weeks! MORE

    May 29, 2014 12:35 PM ET
  • Whole Foods stock is rotting away

    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.

    You may still need your Whole Paycheck to shop at organic food giant Whole Foods. But you only need a fraction of it to buy the stock.

    Whole Foods (WFM) is the worst performer in the MORE

    - May 27, 2014 12:44 PM ET
  • Stop selling! Stocks are STILL your best bet

    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 the S&P 500 is not too far from its all-time high, it's been a reluctant rally. Investors are still nervous.

    How do I know this? Well, the CNNMoney Fear & Greed Index continues to MORE

    - May 22, 2014 1:42 PM ET
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  • Warren Buffett's favorite bank isn't like the others

    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.

    Let's play a game. Please look at the image above and sing the following tune. Apologies to Sesame Street purists ...

    One of these bank stocks is not like the others. One of these bank stocks MORE

    - May 20, 2014 1:23 PM ET
  • China's economic dragon still roars

    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 believe that the stock market is a rational organism with a perfect track record when it comes to forecasts, then you should be extremely worried about China.

    Fortunately, the market is often very, very MORE

    - May 15, 2014 12:30 PM ET
  • Caution! Avoid J.C. Penney 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.

    "When it fits, you feel it," is the strange (and slightly dirty) new slogan for J.C. Penney.

    But is the struggling retailer's stock finally a good fit for your portfolio? Shares certainly are feeling the love MORE

    - May 13, 2014 12:39 PM ET
  • BlackBerry is Black-Bear-y 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.

    Just a few months ago, investors were head over heels (resisting the urge to throw in a YouTube clip of The Go-Go's ... or Tears for Fears ... #ilovethe80s!) for new BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

    Shares MORE

    - May 8, 2014 1:19 PM ET
  • Meg Whitman has rescued HP

    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 a bird. It's a plane. It's Meg Whitman!

    Yes, it may be time to compare the Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) CEO to the man (and woman) of steel. After all, the stock is up 16% so far MORE

    - May 6, 2014 1:28 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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