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  • Boring bonds beat sexy stocks. Here's why

    Stocks are for those who like risk while bonds offer stability. But that hasn't been the case so far 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.

    Bonds are supposed to be for conservative investors who are not willing to MORE

    - Jul 31, 2014 1:39 PM ET
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the real Iron Man

    "Has he lost his mind?" Investors don't think so. They love Tesla CEO (and Robert Downey, Jr. inspiration) Elon Musk.

    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's stock performance lately has been as electric as its Model S car. Shares MORE

    - Jul 29, 2014 1:10 PM ET
  • GM is eating Ford's dust

    Ford shares are doing much better than GM's this year. That trend is likely to continue.

    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.

    Corvette or Mustang? Silverado or F150? Cadillac or Lincoln?

    Auto enthusiasts can debate whether GM or Ford makes better MORE

    - Jul 24, 2014 1:57 PM ET
  • 5 reasons why the market won't crash

    Market bears point to many reasons why stocks should plunge. But the bulls have knocked them down one by one.

    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 has been a lot of talk about how this bull market is starting MORE

    - Jul 22, 2014 1:23 PM ET
  • Should Pizza Hut be sold?

    Slumping sales at Pizza Hut are hurting Yum! Brands. A sale could allow the company to focus more on KFC and Taco Bell.

    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.

    Pizza Hut is going stale. It's struggling while its corporate siblings MORE

    - Jul 17, 2014 1:12 PM ET
  • Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs. So what?

    Why is Apple CEO Tim Cook grinning like the Cheshire Cat? Maybe it's because Apple stock is approaching an all-time high.

    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.

    Investors have had a love-hate relationship with Apple CEO Tim Cook. He is MORE

    - Jul 15, 2014 1:57 PM ET
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  • Happy Birthday, USA! Have a hot dog (or 70)

    Hot dog! Since CNNMoney first wrote about Nathan's Famous in 2006, the stock has soared 300%. It clearly cuts the mustard.

    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.

    Fireworks may be the ultimate Independence Day tradition. But thanks in large part MORE

    - Jul 3, 2014 9:30 AM ET
  • Facebook is 'evil.' Wall Street approves

    Social distortion. Facebook makes more money by being 'evil' and sharing information with advertisers.

    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 type the phrase "Facebook is evil" into Google, you get about 249 million results. Interestingly, "the devil is MORE

    - Jul 1, 2014 1:00 PM ET
  • Excited for iPhone 6? Check out this stock

    The iPhone 6 is expected to be bigger and have a scratch-proof sapphire screen. That's why shares of GTAT are soaring.

    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 a stock goes up 188% in a year, many investors probably wish MORE

    - Jun 26, 2014 12:59 PM ET
  • U.S. companies should pay U.S. taxes

    More U.S. tax dollars may move to the U.K. if American firms keep buying British companies. It's legal. But is it 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.

    Dear AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez,

    I am a shareholder of your company. I MORE

    - Jun 24, 2014 1:04 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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