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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 Kohl's Stock Just Crashed 13%

Bank of America warns that Kohl's will miss earnings.

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Why Nvidia Stock Just Popped

EA just logged on as an Nvidia GeForce NOW partner.

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Why CarMax Stock Just Crashed 10%

CarMax's operating costs are surging even faster than its car sales.

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Why China Evergrande Group Stock Soared 40% Today

$1.5 billion, cash! Evergrande can pay a lot of interest with that.

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Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Wilted Today

Analysts warn that investors may be overlooking negatives in Aurora's Monday report.

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Why Li-Cycle Stock Just Popped 11.5%

Koch Investments Group is investing in battery recycling.

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Why Impinj Stock Just Popped

One Wall Street analyst just stumbled into a revelation at Walmart.

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Why AMD Stock Sank 6% Today

AMD CEO predicts "less severe" chip shortage in less than a year.

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Why Tesla Stock Dropped Today

Wall Street analysts argue about Tesla's prospects in Q3.

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Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Popped Today -- But All the Other Marijuana Stocks Dropped

Aurora Cannabis had some good news to report last night.

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Why Nvidia Stock Dropped Again Today

Intel is coming, and it's bearing new chips.

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Why Virgin Galactic Stock Crashed Today

It looks like Captain Kirk is going to space for real -- but not on a Virgin Galactic craft.

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Why Facebook Stock Dropped Again Today

The company will testify before Congress to explain why Instagram isn't "toxic for all teens."

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Why Tesla Stock Is Hopping Today

The FSD request button is finally hot.

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Why Apple Stock Dropped This Morning

The EU doesn't like Lightning cords and plans to legislate them away.

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Why Sundial, Tilray, Canopy Growth, and Aurora Cannabis Stocks Are Glowing Green Today

Marijuana legalization legislation advances in the House this week.

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Why Nvidia Investors Are Nervous Today

Elon Musk agrees with IDC: The semiconductor shortage will be "short term."

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Why China Evergrande Group Stock Rose Today

Evergrande investors cheered the prospect of government intervention in the economy.

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Why Denison Mines and Energy Fuels Crashed Today

Have uranium prices finally peaked?

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Why Canopy Growth, Sundial Growers, and Curaleaf Stocks Just Dropped

What went up just came back down -- as reality sets in.