Spencer Jakab, Wall Street Journal

Spencer Jakab

Wall Street Journal

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Spencer:

These Cryptocurrencies Could Hit a Bag End

The quick demise of JRR Token should be a warning to coin developers making use of others’ intellectual property. → Read More

Your Index Fund Has Diamond Hands

Active managers struggle to beat index funds, but they have the advantage of being able to dump obviously overvalued meme stocks, while the latter can’t → Read More

GE Tries to Bring Three Good Things to Life

Spinoffs have become a way to create value, but General Electric’s plan to split into three companies comes when their luster has faded. → Read More

Elon Musk Insults Tesla Shareholders’ Intelligence

The CEO has good reason to dump some shares and every right to do so without resorting to theatrics. → Read More

Labor Shortages Reach the North Pole

Santas are in short supply as demand rises and some remain wary of risking Covid-19 exposure. → Read More

Shiba Inu Can Bite Its Owners

The dog breed behind Dogecoin and its copycats holds clues for what could happen to the cryptocurrencies. → Read More

Inflation Could Mean Value Stocks’ Time to Shine

Bitcoin, gold and oil are all having a moment as inflation fears rise, but the best haven for ordinary investors might be long-neglected value stocks. → Read More

Crypto Boss Laughs All the Way to the Bank

FTX chief Sam Bankman-Fried probably cost himself some money by getting the numbers 420 and 69 into his latest fundraising, but Elon Musk’s example shows that juvenile humor can pay off. → Read More

Aching Backs Equal Big Bucks, but an Adjustment Looms

Rapidly expanding chiropractic chain The Joint Corp looks like a long shot once you crunch the numbers. → Read More

Guess Who’s on Strrrrike?

Kellogg workers unleash a wave of cereal offenders on the internet. → Read More

AMC Fans Go Ape for Dogecoin, but Should Its Boss?

Adam Aron might regret sourcing business ideas from his Twitter followers such as being able to buy popcorn with Dogecoin. → Read More

Financier Behind DryShips Stock’s Wild Ride Has Settled With SEC

The Canadian hedge Murchinson and its chief investment officer, Marc Bistricer, who was linked to the dilution of a Greek shipper’s stock, agreed to pay an $8.15 million settlement. → Read More

High Holy Days Poke Holes in Portfolios

One of the more curious patterns in the stock market, ‘sell Rosh Hashanah, buy Yom Kippur,’ has struck again. → Read More

The Wrong Way to Target Corporate Excess

Stock buybacks and lavish executive pay make easy targets for raising more tax revenue, but some proposals to curb them would create more problems than they solve. → Read More

Time to Switch Tracks Again in Canadian Rail Battle

Kansas City Southern’s shareholders are headed for an almost ideal outcome of a monthslong bidding war. → Read More

Delta’s Itchy Flight Attendants Are Grounded

A suit seeking damages for allegedly itchy uniforms fails to clear the runway. → Read More

With Herbalife, You Need to Get in on the Ground Floor

Brawling billionaires have walked away from the nutrition company, but there is a bargain waiting here for ordinary investors. → Read More

Hedge Fund Star Whiffs at the Plate

Mudrick Capital’s deal for baseball card seller Topps fell apart faster than the Mets in September. → Read More

Exercise Was a Profitable Pandemic Bet. Those Gains Are Shrinking.

Shares of Nautilus, Planet Fitness and Peloton bulked up during the early stage of the pandemic. Now that growth expectations are unreasonable, investors should look for results from diet instead. → Read More

Canadian Pacific Stretches Its Pocketbook, and Logic

Kansas City Southern shareholders are being asked to switch suitors when they have little to gain. → Read More