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


OPEC+ Meets to Discuss Stabilizing Oil Market

Recent reports warned of a continued COVID-19-related drop in demand for the remainder of 2020.


Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Jumped 16% Today

The company's Pebble Mine project was the subject of a presidential tweet yesterday.


Why Just Energy Group Spiked Over 100% Today

The retail energy provider announced an update on its recapitalization plan.


Forget Snowflake! This Healthcare IPO Is a Better Buy

A prescription drug technology company is going public next week, and it's already impacting the future of American healthcare.


Why Tapestry Is Up 9% Today

A Deutsche Bank analyst sees several catalysts for upside.


Global Oil Demand Expectations Drop Even Further

The IEA says that COVID-19 impacts will cause oil demand to sink for the remainder of the year.


Why Social Capital's SPAC Jumped 20% This Morning

The special purpose acquisition company announced its purchase of real estate technology company Opendoor.


Why Shares Are Up 15% Today

A Needham & Company analyst starts coverage with a buy rating, but there may be more contributing to the stock move.


DraftKings Teams Up With ESPN

The multi-year agreement will link ESPN's digital viewers to the sports betting company's site, among other benefits.


Nikola Refutes Short-Seller Accusations

The aspiring maker of battery-electric and hydrogen-electric trucks issued a response today.


Why Amyris Shares Dropped 26% Today

The company has responded to a $881 million lawsuit brought against it yesterday.


Tesla Looking to Secure Nickel Supply, Report Says

The need for the metal is growing as more electric vehicle batteries are produced.


Why Overstock Jumped More Than 20% Today

People may be surprised to hear the reason doesn't have anything to do with home furnishings.


Earnings From RH Have Analysts Raising Price Targets

The luxury home furnishings retailer beat estimates and doubled cash flow.


This Is the Next Company Berkshire Hathaway Should Buy

With a recent investment in this company, Berkshire has connected the dots to what would make a sensible partnership.


Why DraftKings Jumped 10% Today

New analyst coverage is betting on accelerating legalized sports betting legislation.


Why Tiffany Shares Dropped 10% Today

The luxury retailer filed a lawsuit against LVMH over a merger agreement.


Why Peloton Is Up 10% Today

The online fitness company is expanding its lineup and trying to grow its market.


Why PolyMet Mining Dropped 20% This Morning

Shares of the miner got a big boost on Friday after positive permitting news.


FAA Considering Safety Review of Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Recent production problems could lead to safety directive aimed at up to 900 aircraft.