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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 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.

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Why China Evergrande Stock Just Crashed

Evergrande (probably) missed its deadline for paying interest on its debt.

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Why Nvidia Stock Dropped This Morning

China is banning cryptocurrency, so what does that mean for crypto mining chip sales?

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Why General Electric Stock Leapt Higher Thursday

GE goes shopping -- and expects revenue, free cash flow, and bigger profit margins to result.

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Why Li-Cycle Holdings Stock Jumped Again Today

UBS analysts described the company as a "high risk/reward opportunity."

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Why Spire Global Stock Just Crashed 22%

What goes up, must come down.

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Why Joby Aviation Stock Just Popped 12%

Morgan Stanley is first in line to endorse the air taxi stock.

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Why China Evergrande Stock Dropped, and Its EV Stock Followed

The slow-motion Evergrande collapse had an unexpected side effect today.

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Why Carnival Stock Popped Today

The cruise line predicts 50% of its ships will be sailing next month, and 65% by next year.

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Why Nvidia Stock Just Popped

A market-intelligence provider has good news (and better news) for the semiconductor industry.

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Why Marijuana Stocks Are Rocking Today

Uncle Sam wants YOU! to let banks do business with marijuana companies.

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Why Spire Global Stock Jumped Again Today

One day after its share price spiked, the space-to-cloud data and analytics company announced a partnership deal.

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Why Facebook Dropped 4% Today

"The New York Times" just joined "The Wall Street Journal's" anti-Facebook crusade.

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Why China Evergrande Group Stock Bounced 47% Today

Evergrande pays some interest on a debt. Investors cheer.

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Why Disney Stock Dropped Today

Disney+ subscriber growth is slowing, and dividends remain a distant hope.