Howard Smith

Howard Smith


Howard grew up in Philadelphia watching the Philly sports teams struggle for championships. He has been investing since 1989 and been a Fool since 2001. Prior to joining The Fool as a contract writer in 2019, Howard worked in the steel business as an engineer for 28 years. When he isn’t writing, he is usually out for a run, or relaxing to the music of the Grateful Dead.

Recent articles


Worried About a Stock Market Crash in 2021? Buy This Stock

This company has proven it can withstand economic downturns, and the stock yields much more than a savings account.


Is Aurora Cannabis Stock a Buy?

Investors who think so are counting on a big turnaround story.


Why fuboTV Stock Dropped Almost 10% Today

After strong gains earlier this week, the stock is still nearly 20% higher for the week.

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Why Aurora Cannabis Stock Moved Higher Today

The Canadian cannabis company announced a new distribution agreement.


Report Claims SEC Is Investigating ExxonMobil Over Asset Valuation; Company Responds

A whistleblower complaint last fall initiated the review of a Permian Basin asset.


Why Cannabis Stocks Are Trading Mixed Today

Earnings, rising share prices, and a stock offering are all playing into the action.


Here's Why Tilray Stock Soared 22% Today

Earnings from Aphria are moving Tilray shares today.


Why Aphria, Aurora Cannabis, and HEXO Stocks Jumped Today

Some good news from Aphria and HEXO has Aurora Cannabis moving in sympathy.


Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Gained Another 23% Today

An appeal from the Alaskan governor may resurrect the company's mining project.


Why Churchill Capital IV Jumped Another 18% Today

There are more signs that the SPAC will be merging with luxury EV maker Lucid Motors.


Why Bausch Health Stock Jumped 10% Today

The healthcare company released a positive preliminary update for the fourth quarter.


Why Nikola and 2 Other EV Stocks Were Up Double Digits Today

News about hydrogen generation and potential partnerships has these names moving today.


Why Airbnb Stock Jumped 9% Today

The boost in share price values the company at more than $100 billion.


Target's Holiday Sales Surge 17.2%

Digital sales more than doubled, but in-store sales also grew at a strong pace.


Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Jumped 14% Today

The decision on the Pebble Mine project may not be final as the Alaska governor steps in.


Why Niu Technologies Stock Jumped 11% Today

The Chinese e-scooter company experienced sharp sales growth in 2020.


Why Nikola Stock Rose 8% Today

Recent news related to hydrogen fueling could be a good sign for Nikola.


Why fuboTV Stock Jumped 20% Today

The streaming service announced a new acquisition in the sports betting space.


Plug Power and Renault Partner for Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles

The two companies plan to make hydrogen-powered light commercial vehicles in Europe.


Here's Why Plug Power Stock Jumped 15% Today

A new partnership with Renault aims to grow hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe.