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 Camping World Holdings Sank 10% Today

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


AutoNation Is in the Right Place at the Right Time

The company reported record third-quarter results as demand rose during the pandemic.


Why iRobot Dropped 16% Today

The maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum reported a strong quarter, but investors are selling anyway.


Why PNM Resources Stock Jumped 8% Today

The electric-utility holding company is being acquired by the U.S. arm of Spanish utility Iberdrola.


Kohl's Challenges Lululemon With New Athleisure Line

A new private label specialty athleisure brand called FLX for both men and women will move the retailer into the higher-end active and casual clothing market.


Enphase Energy Teams Up With SunCool for South Florida Solar Systems

SunCool Energy will be offering South Florida residents solar systems that include Enphase Encharge energy storage.


Another Oil and Gas Merger May Be Coming Soon

Pioneer Natural Resources is reportedly in talks for a deal to buy Parsley Energy.


Should You Wait Until After the Election to Buy MGM?

The November election will likely add to the growing number of states that allow sports betting, and MGM is a beneficiary.


Why MoneyGram International Soared Over 25% Today

The stock is adding to a nearly 40% rise since the start of October.


Why Dave & Buster's Jumped 10% Today

Some encouraging trends in the business, and an announcement that the company is raising money, have investors ready to play again.


Tesla Will Export Model 3 to Europe From Shanghai Factory

The company will supply at least 10 European countries from the year-old China plant.


Like Dividends? I Bet You'll Love These 3 Stocks

With dividends already yielding between 2% and 5%, these three companies will continue to increase payouts to shareholders.


Why Peloton Stock Dropped 4% Today

News of a recall is slowing the shares today.


Nikola Chief Says Company Doesn't Need GM

CEO Mark Russell says the company has a "base plan" to fall back on.


Why AMC Entertainment Stock Jumped 18% Today

Today's move is a welcome change from a rough week for shareholders in the theater operator.


Why DraftKings Is Down 5% Today

The sports betting company announced a new deal, but that's not the news investors are reacting to.


Why Sleep Number Rose 11% Today

The maker of beds and bedding reported strong third-quarter results yesterday.


Why Popped as Much as 23% Today

The digital car-sales platform company was upgraded by analysts after it posted strong preliminary results for the third quarter.


Why Loop Industries Dropped Again Today

The company responds after a short-seller report and 33% share price drop yesterday.


Lyft Deal With Grubhub Challenges Uber in Food Delivery

The ridesharing companies have different expansion strategies into food delivery.