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 CoStar Group Stock Just Popped 12%

The parent company grew sales despite the coronavirus, and plans to keep on doing that all year long.

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Regal Entertainment Announces Theaters Will Reopen Aug. 21

Theaters need movies to show. Moviemakers need audiences to show them to.

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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Dropped 5% This Morning

Virgin Galactic's latest news is ... kind of underwhelming.

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Why Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line Stocks All Just Bounced Back

Congress-watchers see movement on a new stimulus bill.

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Why Westport Fuel Systems Stock Just Dropped 12%

Restructuring debt is not the same as paying it off.

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Why MGM Resorts Stock Just Bounced 5%

New government stimulus program could save the day for MGM (and its employees).

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Why Bloom Energy Stock Continues to Slide Today

A "Barron's" article continues to weigh on fuel cell stocks.

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Why Polaris Stock Popped 10% This Morning

Earnings come in more than twice what analysts predicted.

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Why Lithium Americas Stock Just Popped 12.5%

The news isn't great, but it could have been worse.

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Why Bloom Energy Stock Is Sinking 5% on Monday

A Barron's article cautions on fuel cell stocks.

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Why Enphase Energy Stock Popped 5.5% This Morning

Roth Capital disagrees that Enphase is a "short" -- but does its argument hold up?

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Why Forum Merger II Stock Just Popped 6%

Sales nearly doubled in Q1. Then they nearly doubled again in Q2.

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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Popped 5% This Morning

And why the gains might not last.

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Why Sogou,, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Stocks All Popped Today

One of these stocks is not like the others.

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Air Force Pushes Ahead With $23 Billion Project to Upgrade Boeing's Venerable F-15

The Air Force needs new airplanes -- and not necessarily F-35s.

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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Dropped 8% This Morning

Could good news for SpaceX be bad news for Virgin Galactic?

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Why Enphase Energy Stock Just Dropped 6%

Enphase has gone up a lot, but one analyst fears it won't rise any more.

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Why Ballard Power, Bloom Energy, and Plug Power Stocks Are Plunging Today

A market sell-off is a bad time to see a short report on your company.

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Why ESG Investing Could Make You Rich

Stocks do best when they also do good.

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Why Ballard Power, Plug Power, and Enphase Energy Stocks Dropped Today

One of these alternative energy stocks is not like the others.