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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 3D Systems, CollPlant BioTechnologies, and Stratasys Stocks Soared Today

Five months ago, 3D Systems promised to expand into the "nascent industry" of printing entire human body parts. Today, it's doing just that.

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Why CrowdStrike Stock Just Popped

Stifel says CrowdStrike's growth is in its "very early days."

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Why Peloton Interactive Stock Just Popped

Peloton just went corporate -- and that's a good thing.

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Why Globalstar Stock Soared 17% Today

This analyst thinks its shares could double -- or more.

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Why GameStop, AMC, and Sundial Stocks All Just Dropped

Wall Street's beautiful people are joining the meme-stock mania.

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Rocket Lab Is Going to Mars. Will Vector Acquisition Stock Go to the Moon?

Cheap deep space exploration missions hold promise for Rocket Lab -- and peril for the dinosaurs of space.

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Will the U.S. Navy Turn Its Expeditionary Fast Transports Into Robots?

At under $250 million apiece, the EPF could evolve into a drone-guided missile cruiser for the Navy.

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5 Things to Know About NASA's New Space Budget

NASA has big plans for space this year -- and they don't even cost that much.

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U.S. Air Force Buys Into SpaceX Point-to-Point Starship Delivery Service

The Pentagon is starting to budget to take advantage of a SpaceX rocket delivery service from Earth... to Earth.

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Why Micron Stock Finally Crashed

Gravity was defied, but it couldn't be denied.

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Why Dogecoin Just Slid by 6%

Does Coinbase hate Doge?


Why AMC and Clean Energy Stocks Popped, but GameStop Just Dropped

Reddit and WallStreetBets send mixed signals to traders.

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Why AMC Stock Popped But Express and Alcoa Stocks Dropped This Week

Reddit and its WallStreetBets were factors.

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Why 23andMe Stock Just Jumped 10%

Congratulations, 23andMe. You're a public stock now!

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Why United States Steel, Century Aluminum, and Star Bulk Carriers Stocks All Crashed Today

China just unleashed the Kraken on bulk metals stocks.

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Why Energy Fuels, Denison Mines, and Uranium Energy Stocks All Crashed Today

There's a little trouble in big China this week, and it seems to be sparking a panic.

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Why Nano-X Imaging Stock Just Jumped 15%

Nano-X just took a big step toward generating revenue.

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Why BlackBerry Stock Just Got Stomped

IBD warns: BlackBerry isn't yet ripe for another short squeeze.

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Why H&R Block Stock Just Tanked

This isn't how earnings beats usually work.

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Why Workhorse Stock Just Popped

Workhorse wants a second bite at the USPS apple.