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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 Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Avis Stocks All Rose Today

American Airlines saved the day for investors in these 3 travel stocks.

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Morgan Stanley to Investors: American Eagle Is No Longer a Sell

Inventory discipline could lead to more profits... eventually.

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Why Spirit AeroSystems Stock Just Popped 8.5%

What's good for Boeing is good for Spirit -- and Boeing just got some good news.

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Why Boeing Stock Just Popped 6.5%

Pick a reason, any reason -- there are at least two.

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Why Plug Power Stock Jumped 10% This Morning

Bullish Barclays keeps Plug's momentum rally going.

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General Motors Joins Race to Build an Electric Van

Will it be another Hummer?

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Why JinkoSolar Stock Popped 12% This Morning

A favorable ITC ruling gives JinkoSolar the win...for now.

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70% of Eldorado Resorts Casinos Have Reopened

Within casinos, player numbers may be limited.

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Why Live Nation, Six Flags, and SeaWorld Stocks All Popped 10% (and More) Today

There's a riot going on downtown and coronavirus running rampant in the streets. Who's up for a fun day at the park?

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Why Embraer Stock Popped 15% This Morning

Investors are getting optimistic, but is it too soon?

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Why Wrap Technologies Stock Dropped 12% This Morning

A momentum stock runs out of momentum.

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Why CrowdStrike Holdings Stock Popped 12.5% This Morning

CrowdStrike "beat earnings" in Q1 -- and promised to keep on beating them all year long.

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Why Vivint Solar Stock Just Popped 12%

The future is looking brighter for solar stocks today.

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As the Great Lockdown Eases, Many Still Seek a Second Round of Stimulus Checks

Here's what that might mean for the stock market.

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Why General Electric, Triumph Group, and Atlas Air Worldwide Stocks Popped Tuesday

Can a modest bit of traffic growth and some new rules for flying save the air industry?

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SpaceX Just Launched Astronauts Into Space, and No, You Still Can't Buy SpaceX Stock

But there is another way to own a piece of America's No. 1 space company.

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Why Stratasys Stock Just Popped 13%

Cost-cutting prompts an upgrade on Wall Street.

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Why Axon Enterprise Stock Jumped 9% Today

Americans' rising call for more police accountability could boost demand for Axon's products.

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Why the Stock of Bankrupt LATAM Airlines Jumped 55% Today

Is it a rebound, or just short-sellers collecting their winnings?

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Why Embraer Stock Just Popped 13%

Boeing's out, but other partners might want in.