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 the Stock of Bankrupt LATAM Airlines Jumped 55% Today

Is it a rebound, or just short-sellers collecting their winnings?

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Why Embraer Stock Just Popped 13%

Boeing's out, but other partners might want in.

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Why Avis Budget Group Stock Popped 13% Today

A big insider purchase helps lift the shares.

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Why Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, and Harley-Davidson Stocks All Popped Today

Two things have investors feeling more positive about industrial stocks today.

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Why Sturm, Ruger Stock Shot Up 12.5% This Morning

Social unrest may make this gunmaker's business more secure.

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This Analyst Says Boston Beer Stock Is Worth $650

Boston Beer does best in bars -- but aren't most bars still closed?

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Why Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Stock Rose 10% This Morning

The move may be a reaction to a downward shift last week.

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Why Vista Outdoor Stock Popped 23% This Morning

Social unrest may make this ammunition maker's business more secure.

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Why Tech Stocks DocuSign, CrowdStrike, and Zoom Video All Closed Higher on Friday

Next week is a big week for tech earnings.

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Google Cancels Job Offers to More Than 2,000 Workers

Staffing firms may also take a revenue hit.

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Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Dropped 10% This Morning

Investors seem uncertain that a relatively big bet on CBD oil will pay off.

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Why General Electric Stock Just Dropped 5%

Many things are weighing on GE today. Here's one more.

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Why Stock Popped 10% This Morning

The recent tech IPO gets a vote of confidence on Wall Street.

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Why Six Flags Stock Slumped 12% Today

Goldman Sachs gives Six Flags zero thumbs up.

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Why Maxar Technologies Stock Popped 10% This Morning

Another day, another theory why Maxar stock is surging on no real news.

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Why American Outdoor Brands Stock Popped 11% This Morning

A spinoff and a return to a historic name boost hopes that value will be unlocked.

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Why HP Stock Just Dropped 12%

HP crushed earnings estimates in Q2. What's wrong with that?

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Why Hertz Stock Just Dropped 12%

Carl Icahn took advantage of Hertz stock's rally yesterday -- and sold it all.

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Why Alcoa, Century Aluminum, and Tronox Stocks Jumped at Least 10% Today

China used to be the world's aluminum exporter, but all of a sudden, it's importing.


Why Beyond Meat's 7% Drop in Share Price Today Is Even Scarier Than It Looks

It's been nothing but good news for the fake meat producer this week, but the stock keeps going down regardless.