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 Acuity Brands Stock Dropped 10% Today

Investors were disappointed with quarterly earnings and the outlook after a recent run in the share price.


Why Bausch Health Jumped More Than 12% Today

The company delivered preliminary third-quarter numbers, and investors liked what they heard.


Why IBM Stock Jumped 7% Today

The company announced a big strategic move that helps investors focus on its growth business.


Why CleanSpark Is Down 15% Today

The energy management company announced where it priced its common stock offering.


Tesla Fires Employee Over Sabotage, Report Says

An internal company email describes the recent incident at the Fremont, California, plant.


Why Levi Strauss & Co. Shares Jumped This Morning

The retailer reported a 27% decline in revenue, but there was more good news than bad.


Why Brookfield Renewable Partners Shares Dropped 5% Today

An executive shuffle and secondary stock offering dominated company news yesterday.


3 Top Sports Betting Stocks to Buy in October

Sports betting is gaining traction in the U.S., and the players available to invest with are starting to become clear.


Why Mining Stocks Surged Double Digits Monday

Rare earth mineral and metal miners have recently been the focus of a new presidential executive order.


Why GAN Limited Jumped 12% Today

A new deal with a major casino operator garnered investor interest this morning.


Brookfield Shuffles C-Suite in Renewables Business

The renewable energy arm of Brookfield Asset Management is looking to grow its business.


Why DraftKings Is Down 7% Today

The online sports betting company's shares are up 250% since it went public earlier this year.


Why Hycroft Mining Sank 15% Today

The company announced pricing for the issuance of stocks and warrants just four months after going public.


Uber Freight Raises $500 Million From Logistics Specialist

The investment led by Greenbriar Equity values the Uber platform at $3.3 billion.


Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Jumped 12% Today

A new executive order from President Trump bodes well for the company's Alaskan Pebble Mine project.


Why Nikola Popped Another 23% Today

The company is taking back the narrative after a chaotic several weeks.


Why Bed Bath & Beyond Popped 30% Today

The retailer's fiscal second-quarter earnings surprised investors with some good news.


Why Hasbro Moved Up Another 5% Today

The toymaker has been receiving recent upgrades from analysts.


Why Canada Goose Jumped 12% Today

The luxury retailer received an analyst upgrade and new price target.


Report: Boeing to End Dreamliner Production in Seattle Area

The aerospace company continues to react to the business disruptions brought by the coronavirus pandemic.