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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 Snap, Facebook, and Pinterest Stocks Plunged Today

Snap beat earnings estimates last night -- but that's not really the point, is it?

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Why FuelCell Energy, Denison Mines, and Enovix Stocks Popped This Week

This was the week to own alternative-energy stocks.

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Why Kulicke & Soffa Stock Is Up 14.5% So Far This Week

The company's dividend news excited investors.

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Why Shapeways Stock Just Slumped

Shapeways files to sell shares. A lot of shares.

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Why Nvidia Stock Just Jumped

Nvidia has (yet another) GeForce NOW announcement to make.

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Why Sundial, Tilray, and OrganiGram Stocks Are Glowing Green Today

MJBizCon 2021 sounded some hopeful notes for marijuana investors.

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Why AutoNation Stock Revved Higher Today

AutoNation just beat earnings with a stick.


Why Uranium Energy Stock Just Jumped 11%

Don't be fooled by volatility. This company has never earned a profit, and maybe never will.

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Why Stride Stock Just Popped 7%

Stride just missed earnings, but its stock is up. What gives?

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Why Canopy Growth, Tilray, and Hexo Stocks Dropped

Buy the rumor, sell the news?

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Why Facebook Stock Popped Again Today

Facebook and Coinbase: Two great tastes that taste great together?

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Why Did Plug Power, Enphase, and SunPower Stocks Pop?

It really doesn't make sense.

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Why EverQuote Stock Crashed 15% Today

Sales and earnings will miss estimates in the third quarter.

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Why Carnival Corporation Stock Dropped Today

Investors may be misreading the latest news on Carnival's debts.

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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Tumbled Today

As Blue Origin soars, Virgin Galactic looks stuck.

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Why Enphase Stock Just Jumped 4%

Enphase sees a growth market for batteries in Belgium.

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Why Facebook Stock Bounced Back Today

What is a metaverse? No less than the future of Facebook.

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Why Latch Stock Broke Today

Goldman Sachs warns of discounts and delays in sales.

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Why FuelCell Stock Just Popped 14%

Everyone else in the fuel cell space got upgrades last week. When is FuelCell's turn?

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Why Standard Lithium Stock Glowed Green Today

Rising lithium prices and positive news flow combine to produce a banner week for Standard Lithium.