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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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Lyft Promises to Go All-Electric by 2030

Tesla and other electric car makers should cheer Lyft along.


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Why United States Steel Stock Just Dropped 10%

Q2's loss will be even bigger than you thought.


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Why These 3 Chinese Internet Stocks Are Soaring Today

Bad news from China on the coronavirus might be good news for these tech stocks.


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Why Luckin Coffee Stock Dropped 7% This Morning

There's a little trouble in big China this week.


Nikola Badger concept pickup IS Nikola

Why Nikola Corporation Stock Popped 6% This Morning

Send your thank-you notes to Cowen & Co.

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Norwegian Cruises Won't Sail Again Before October -- If Then

The cruise line's move does not appear to be tied to any new order from the CDC.


Model Y SUV IS Tesla

Tesla's New Model Y SUV Reportedly Plagued by Defects

Q2 manufacturing quota gets thrown into doubt.


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Why U.S. Steel, Cemex, and U.S. Concrete Stocks Popped 12% and More Today

$1 trillion is a lot of money to spend on infrastructure.


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Why Enphase Energy, Livent Corporation, and Plug Power Stocks All Popped Today

Alternative energy stocks are benefitting from prominent headline news.


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Why Marriott International, MGM, and Eldorado Resorts Stocks All Popped Today

Will another $1 trillion cash infusion get the economy going again?

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Why Carnival Corporation, Norwegian Cruise, and Royal Caribbean Stocks All Popped Today

$1 trillion goes a long way to stoke optimism in a troubled sector.


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Why General Electric Stock Popped 7% Today

Airlines are making the right moves to bring fliers back. Airplane sales, and airplane engine sales, could follow.


Fortnite characters IS Epic Games

Epic Games Is Now Worth Nearly Half As Much as Games Giant Electronic Arts

And Epic's bigger than Take-Two, too.


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Why Baidu Stock Jumped 10% Today

It could be a delayed reaction to praise on Monday.


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Taking a Page from Tesla's Notebook, Sunrun Builds a "Virtual" Solar Power Plant in California

Project's likely size is about 1.5 megawatts.

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Nikola Insiders File to Sell 53.4 Million Shares

A further 23.9 million shares could be issued by way of warrants being exercised -- and some of those shares, too, could be sold.


Gun and Bullets and Constitution

Why Smith & Wesson Brands Stock Popped 11% Today

Gun owners (and investors) rejoice! There's...bad news from the Supreme Court.


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Why GE Stock Dropped 5.5% Today, Then Got Most of It Back

The head of GE's biggest business just announced his retirement.


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Why AMC Entertainment Stock Dropped 10% This Morning

Even movie theater owners don't want to buy more movie theaters in the age of coronavirus.


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Why Marriott, Avis, and Azul Stocks Dropped Today

The coronavirus is still here.