Howard Smith

Howard Smith

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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

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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.


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Is Aurora Cannabis Stock a Buy?

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


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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.


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

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

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Why Cannabis Stocks Are Trading Mixed Today

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


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Here's Why Tilray Stock Soared 22% Today

Earnings from Aphria are moving Tilray shares today.


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Why Aphria, Aurora Cannabis, and HEXO Stocks Jumped Today

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


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Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Gained Another 23% Today

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


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Why Churchill Capital IV Jumped Another 18% Today

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

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Why Bausch Health Stock Jumped 10% Today

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


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

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


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Why Airbnb Stock Jumped 9% Today

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


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Target's Holiday Sales Surge 17.2%

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


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Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Jumped 14% Today

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

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Why Niu Technologies Stock Jumped 11% Today

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


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Why Nikola Stock Rose 8% Today

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


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Why fuboTV Stock Jumped 20% Today

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


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Plug Power and Renault Partner for Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicles

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


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Here's Why Plug Power Stock Jumped 15% Today

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