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


California Finds PG&E Responsible for a Second Wildfire

The utility, which recently emerged from Chapter 11 after a restructuring, has now been deemed responsible for the 2019 Kincaid fire.


American Airlines and JetBlue Partner Up to Aid Recovery

The airlines announced the new partnership today that will give Northeast customers more choices and benefits.


Sports Betting Goes Mainstream Following NFL Deal -- How to Get in Early

DraftKings may be getting most of the recent hype after doubling from its IPO price, but there are better ways to play the trend.


Chipotle Looks to Hire 10,000 New Workers for Digital Growth

With 100 "Chipotlanes" now open, the restaurant has room to grow.


The Tax-Break Race for a New Tesla Plant Has Begun

A Texas county has agreed to incentives to help attract a new $1.1 billion Tesla Cybertruck plant.


The 2 Dividend Stocks I'd Buy Now

In addition to having dividend yields above 4.5%, these two businesses are navigating the pandemic crisis well.


New Ulta Beauty Brands Program Targets Socially Conscious Consumers

The new program will debut in the fall and contain certified brands under five key criteria for transparency and sustainability.


3M and MIT Working on Rapid COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

The test is in an accelerated development program with the National Institutes of Health.


Delta Announces $5.7 Billion Net Loss, Daily Cash Burn Rate Improving

CEO: "...we continue to believe that it will be more than two years before we see a sustainable recovery."


Has U.S. Oil Output Already Peaked?

The CEO of one of the biggest independent oil producers in Texas thinks so.


AMC Raises Another $300 Million to Help Survive Shutdown

The theater chain has also restructured debt to manage through the crisis as its reopening plans have been pushed back.


1 Reason I’ll Never Sell Garmin

Never is a long time, but here's why in a word: cash.


GE Taken to Court by U.K. Tax Authority in $1 Billion Dispute

U.K tax deduction was awarded due to "misleading" information related to an Australian investment, the tax authority says.


Carnival Expects to Drop 13 Ships, 9% of Capacity

Other vessels are being redeployed, causing cancellations into the spring of 2021.


MGM and the Denver Broncos Give NFL Fans an Official Sportsbook at the Stadium

The agreement signals more competition for mobile betting apps like DraftKings.


Disney in Dispute With Actors Union Over Reopening Protocols

The Actor's Equity Association represents 750 Walt Disney World employees.


Harley-Davidson Announces 700 Layoffs in Restructuring Plan

The iconic motorcycle maker provides more details for its new strategic direction.


Costco Reports Double-Digit June Sales Growth, Led by E-Commerce

The retailer reported 86% year-over-year growth in e-commerce.


Clean Energy Fuels Partners With Chevron on Southern California Port Trucks Program

The clean energy initiative will help subsidize new natural-gas powered trucks to serve the ports.


Walgreens Expands Focus on Medical Care With VillageMD Deal

Walgreens will open hundreds of full-service doctor offices inside its stores.