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


Why Criteo Jumped More Than 20% Today

The company's third-quarter earnings report prompted several analyst upgrades after management had tempered expectations in the second quarter.


Why At Home Group Dropped 20% Today

Preliminary third-quarter earnings results look good, but investors are selling anyway.


5 Dividend Stocks That Have Had a Great Run and Are Just Getting Started

There are good reasons why these well-known companies have handily beaten the S&P 500 since the March doldrums.


Why First Solar Jumped More Than 13% Today

The company just reported third-quarter earnings and reinstated forward guidance.


Why Callaway Golf Stock Shot a Double Bogey Today

Shares are down sharply after the company announced it is buying the share of Topgolf Entertainment Group it doesn't already own.


Why Tupperware Stock Shot Up 40% Today

Strong third-quarter earnings have investors continuing to bid up shares.


Amazon to Hire 100,000 Seasonal Workers as Demand Is Expected to Soar

The company said it promoted 35,000 operations employees in 2020.


Why Taseko Mines Got Drilled By 7% Today

The copper producer has been on a tear this year, along with the price of the metal.


These 2 Infrastructure Stocks Should Thrive After the Election

These manufacturers strengthened relative to their peers through the pandemic and are in position to take advantage of the growing need for infrastructure investments.


Why Cruise Stocks Are Under Water Today

The surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe and the U.S. has investors concerned about the cruise industry recovery.


Why Dunkin' Stock Soared 16% Today

The parent of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins confirms it is in talks to be acquired.


3 Solar Stocks That Could Win From the 2020 Election

There are signals in the renewable energy sector about how the industry will fare after November.


Why COMPASS Pathways Mushroomed Almost 20% Today

The trailblazing company studying the use of the psychedelic drug found in magic mushrooms to treat mental health is starting to make waves.


Why Cleveland-Cliffs Jumped 6% Today

While its third-quarter results were shy of estimates, the company gave a better outlook for the balance of the year.


Why BJ's Restaurants Stock Is Down 10% Today

The decline came despite growing sales trends throughout the quarter.


Why Mattel Shares Jumped 12% Today

The toymaker reported several positive developments when it reported third-quarter earnings late yesterday.


Why Boston Beer Jumped 15% Today

The maker of Sam Adams beer reported strong quarterly results and updated its future outlook.


Why Core Laboratories Rose 5% Today

The company continues to generate free cash flow even as the oil industry remains depressed.


Coca-Cola Results Show a Tale of 2 Businesses

Strong at-home sales continue to be offset by a slow return to restaurants, theaters, and stadiums.


Why Camping World Holdings Sank 10% Today

An earnings report from a competitor seemingly should have led to a gain in the stock today.