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 Yalla Group Stock Continued Climbing Monday

After a big post-earnings-report crash, Yalla's stock is coming back.

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Why Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival Stocks All Jumped Again on Monday

Do more vaccines really mean less risk for cruise passengers and cruise investors?

VSS Unity IS Virgin Galactic

Why Virgin Galactic Stock Just Jumped 8%

Virgin's flight delay could be shorter than feared.

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Why Coronavirus News Is Good News for General Electric Stock Today

GE AI technology is helping to save the lives of COVID-19 patients.

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Why Plug Power, Bloom Energy, and Clean Energy Fuels Stocks Popped Monday

Barron's explains why Plug stock is so hot -- and suggests why it might soon cool down.

Tesla Model 3 IS Tesla

Why Tesla Stock Jumped 7% Early Today

Wedbush just said the automaker's stock is worth $1,000. Or did it?

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Why FireEye Stock Just Popped 8%

Wall Street heavyweights disagree on how much this stock is worth.

XPeng P7 electric car IS XPeng

Why XPeng Stock Just Popped 9%

A pair of positive press releases helped this stock pop.

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Why CBAK Energy Technology Stock Continued Its Rebound on Friday

The Chinese battery maker's stock has made some interesting moves in the past couple of weeks.

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Why Pacific Ethanol Stock Bounced 13.5% on Friday

The longer the coronavirus sticks around, the greater the demand for the company's product.

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Why Cree Stock Just Popped 10%

JP Morgan likes this stock. I don't.

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Why Kandi Techologies, CBAK Energy, and Blink Charging Stocks Are All Up 10% (or Even More) on Thursday

Investors are super excited about alternative energy. But should they be?

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Why Hydrogen Fuel Cell Stocks Jumped -- Then Gave Most of It Back -- on Thursday

Did J.P. Morgan just pop the hydrogen fuel cell bubble?

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Why Nuance Communications Stock Just Popped 14%

Yes, Nuance "beat earnings" in 2020 -- but what about 2021?

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Why Tattooed Chef Stock Just Dropped 5.5%

A tweeted short attack finds its mark.

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Why General Motors, FuelCell Energy, and Workhorse Group Stocks All Soared on Wednesday

Give the credit to GM.

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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Just Popped 7%

Why indeed?

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Why YRC Worldwide Stock Popped 12% This Morning

And why it gave most of that back after noon.

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Why CBAK Energy Stock Just Crashed 19.5%

And the hits (to stock price) just keep coming.

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Why Beyond Meat Stock Popped 5% This Morning

The plant-based meat company just invented Beyond Pork -- for China.