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  • Fear factor: Investors are scared again

    Investors are getting nervous with stocks at all-time highs. But that may not be a bad thing.

    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 MORE

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

    Traders can't wait to buy Alibaba's stock ... and they are expressing their excitement on social media.

    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 MORE

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

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    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

    Sprint's new CEO wants to get rid of its 'framily' plan. No iPhone 6 for the hamster?

    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 MORE

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

    Who says PCs are dinosaurs? Intel and Microsoft are the top stocks in the Dow this year.

    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 MORE

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

    Online shopping is here to stay. A Staples and Office Depot deal won't end the threat from Amazon.

    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 MORE

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

    This cries out for a "Write your own caption contest here," right?

    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 MORE

    - Aug 26, 2014 12:22 PM ET
  • Should J.C. Penney close 300 more stores?

    Can J.C. Penney close its way to prosperity? JPMorgan analyst Matthew Boss seems to think so -- and it looks like the market agrees.

    Shares of J.C. Penney (JCP) rose more than 5% Monday and are on track to close at their highest price since last September. The stock is now up nearly 20% in 2014.

    To put that in perspective, the still unprofitable retailer is having a better year on MORE

    - Aug 25, 2014 3:45 PM ET
  • How to stay safe in a scary market

    The market is a risky bet. But you can have a winning hand in your portfolio with blue chip, dividend-paying 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.

    Remember how stocks did nothing but go up all the time? That's so MORE

    - Aug 7, 2014 12:29 PM ET
  • 'The Big Bang Theory' actors get $25,000 an hour

    'The Big Bang Theory' actors Simon Helberg and Johnny Galecki have a lot to cheer about with their new salaries.

    Call it the ultimate revenge of the nerds -- or, at least, the actors playing nerds. The cast of the hit CBS (CBS) show "The Big Bang Theory" are receiving stunning raises for the upcoming seasons.

    Cast members portraying Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter and Penny will now make $1 MORE

    - Aug 6, 2014 12:39 PM ET
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