Rich Smith

Rich Smith


I like things that go "boom." Sonic or otherwise, that means I tend to gravitate towards defense and aerospace stocks. But to tell the truth, over the course of a dozen years writing for The Motley Fool, I have covered -- and continue to cover -- everything from retailers to consumer goods stocks, and from tech to banks to insurers as well. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for the most important developments in defense & aerospace news, and other great stories besides.

Recent articles

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Why Netflix Stock Popped 6% Today

A price hike for Netflix customers delivers a price pop to Netflix investors.

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Why Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian Cruise Stocks Are All Up on Thursday

Royal Caribbean had negative revenue in Q3, but it has resumed cruises in other countries.

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It's Official: SpaceX Can Bid on $20 Billion FCC Rural Broadband Contract

Oct. 29 marks the opening of bids to provide subsidized broadband internet service -- including from space.

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Why Lithium Americas Stock Popped 9% Thursday

The pandemic and the election could be good news for this lithium miner.

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Why Nokia Stock Just Crashed 19.5%

Investors react poorly to an earnings miss and reduced guidance.

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Why Spotify Stock Dropped 9% After Earnings

The streaming company misses on the top and bottom lines.

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Why Aurora Cannabis, Aphria, and Charlotte's Web Stocks Are Wilting Wednesday

A negative note on one marijuana stock causes two others to fall.

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Why Enphase Energy Stock Popped 7% After Earnings

Enphase beat estimates in Q3 and promised to do it again in Q4.

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Why Virgin Galactic Slipped Another 5% Ahead of Earnings

For seven days and counting, investors have waited for a test flight that has not arrived.

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Why JinkoSolar Stock Just Dropped 10% Ahead of Earnings

Investors were rattled by a confusing sell rating from UBS.

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Why K12 Stock Popped 5% Today

The e-learning curriculum provider just beat earnings in a big way.

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Why Plug Power Stock Rose 5% This Morning

The prospect of a Democratic sweep has one analyst raising its price target.

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Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Just Tanked 6%

Cantor Fitzgerald pulled its buy rating on the marijuana stock and cut its price target by more than half.

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Why Bloom Energy Stock Bounced Back 7% This Morning

A fuel cell CEO talked up the prospects of fuel cells. Shocker!

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Why Pacific Ethanol Stock Just Crashed 9%

The company promises an earnings miss -- and big stock dilution.

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Why Amkor Technology Stock Crashed 15% After Earnings

This is not how earnings beats are supposed to work.

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Why Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth, and Tilray Stocks Were Down 5% (and More) on Monday

Last week's Election 2020 debate was a disappointment -- for cannabis fans.

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Why Pinterest, Square, and Slack Tech Stocks Just Melted Down

Coronavirus surges, congressional stalemates, and election concerns -- oh my!

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Why ConocoPhillips, Bloom Energy, and Plug Power Stocks Just Crashed

And why one of these three stocks could bounce right back tonight.

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Why Virgin Galactic Slipped Another 6% This Morning

No new test flight plus a glum Goldman equaled further losses for Virgin Galactic shareholders early today.