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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


Will This Beaten-Down Stock Bounce Back? 3 Things to Know

Nio stock is down about 30% in the last six months. Is it time to buy?


Why Curaleaf, Sundial Growers, Hexo, and Green Thumb Industries Stocks Dropped Friday

One year into the Biden presidency, federal marijuana policy hasn't changed.


Why Arrival Stock Sank Friday

The EV start-up is exactly the kind of stock that investors dislike right now.


Why Nikola Stock Is Tanking This Week

Despite a run of good news for the business, the electric vehicle start-up's shares are riding the tech wave downward.

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Why Are Lucid Shares Rallying Today?

The lock-up period expired last night on a large chunk of shares, and early investors are holding the stock.


2 Stocks to Buy for When the Next Market Crash Comes

2022 started out with the taste of a correction, but a larger market drop could be on the way.


Is Now the Time to Buy Electric Vehicle Stocks?

The adoption of EVs is growing, and that means the road for growth is a long one.


Hold These Stocks If You're Worried About the Market Sell-Off

You might be surprised at how much this diversified mix of well-known companies has beaten the market.


Why ChargePoint Stock Has Been Dropping Sharply This Week

Investors are no longer patient with early-growth tech companies, especially in the electric vehicle sector.


Why Plug Power Stock Rose Today

Investors may be trying to get a jump on a company update coming next week.


Will Lucid Be the Breakout Stock for 2022?

It may only take one announcement for the electric vehicle maker's stock to surge in a big way.


Here's Why Lucid Group Stock Jumped in Early Trading Today

The news that caused a spike early Wednesday wasn't completely unexpected.


Why Virgin Orbit Shares Blasted Higher Today

The newly public company says it is on track for a launch as early as tomorrow afternoon.


Why Tilray, Organigram, and Hexo Stocks Bounced Today

Consecutive days of solid earnings in the Canadian cannabis sector has investors feeling better.


Why Nio Stock Jumped Today

Nio just made a move to secure a supply chain partner.


Why Hyliion Stock Got Crushed in 2021

Hyliion stock soared on hype and hope in 2020, but last year was a different story.


Why Nvidia Stock Soared in 2021

A late-year surge in Nvidia shares came as investors and analysts recognized a new catalyst ahead.


Why Tesla Shares Jumped 50% Last Year

Tesla navigated supply chain issues better than other automakers did in 2021 -- and sold nearly 1 million electric vehicles as a result.


Why ChargePoint Stock Dropped 25% Last Month

Holding ChargePoint stock was like riding a roller coaster in the fourth quarter of 2021.


Why Nio Stock Moved Up and Then Back Down Friday

Nio shares jumped after Forbes published an article predicting "a solid 2022" for the stock.