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Rich Smith

Rich Smith

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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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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?


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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.


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Why Maxar Stock Popped 12% Today

Goldman Sachs sees a bright future in space for Maxar.


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Why Torchlight Energy and AST SpaceMobile Popped Today -- but AMC Stock Dropped

Reddit and WallStreetBets are in effect.


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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Dropped Today

And did it deserve to?

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Why Plug Power Stock Just Dropped

General Motors is getting in on the fuel cells game.


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Why AMC and Torchlight Energy Stocks Popped Today -- but Petco Stock Dropped

Reddit and WallStreetBets are in effect.


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Why Safe Bulkers Stock Dropped Today

And does this make sense?


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Why Shopify Stock Popped Today

Shopify wants in on the Stripe IPO.


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Why Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, Canaan, and CleanSpark Stocks Just Popped on Elon Musk's Tweet

Elon Musk just sparked another feeding frenzy in Bitcoin.