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


FAA Considering Safety Review of Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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


Why Overstock Dropped 8% Today

The online retailer has been up significantly this year, but there also may be a cryptocurrency aspect.


DraftKings Announces Partnership With the Chicago Cubs

The news comes a day after it announced an alliance with Chicago sports legend Michael Jordan.


Why PolyMet Mining Soared 66% Today

The NorthMet mining project received a major boost yesterday after a judge ruled in its favor.


Why Roku Dropped 6% Today

The leader in streaming TV platforms is off slightly more than the market average on an overall down day.


Why Garrett Motion Stock Soared 30% Today

The maker of turbocharging systems is bucking the market trend in a big way.


Why Whiting Petroleum Is Up 8% Today

The oil exploration and production company just emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


Why Designer Brands Plunged 24% Today

The parent of shoe retailer DSW announced that comp-store sales plummeted a more-than-expected 42.7%.


Clean Energy Fuels Is One Renewable Energy Stock to Watch

There's much speculation on battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles, but there's already a clean-burning fuel network using renewable natural gas.


Why Clean Energy Fuels Popped 10% Today

Clean Energy Fuels announced a new contract with New York City to power 800 natural gas buses with its renewable natural gas (RNG) product.


Why Flying Eagle Acquisition Is Up 20% Today

The blank-check SPAC is set to take mobile gamer Skillz public.


Why Uxin Jumped 25% Today

The Chinese online used car dealer rebounded from record lows in the previous session.


Walmart+ Subscription Plan to Launch Sept. 15

The membership program has notable differences from rival service Amazon Prime.


Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Is Up Almost 20% Today

The owner of the world's largest undeveloped copper, gold, and molybdenum mine says a news source has confirmed its previous position on the Pebble Mine project.

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Warren Buffett Reveals New Long Term Investments

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has been accumulating shares in leading Japanese trading companies for a total stake worth over $6 billion.


Why DraftKings Dropped 6% Today

A Morgan Stanley analyst just listed six reasons why he downgraded the stock.


Why Enphase Energy Is a Better Stock Than Tesla

The solar energy technology company has thrived among competitors in a growing market.


Why Sank 12% Today

A new rapid COVID-19 test has investors reversing the stay-at-home trades.


Why BMC Stock Holdings and Builders FirstSource Jumped This Morning

The suppliers of building products are merging in an all-stock deal for a combined market value of about $5.5 billion.


Amazon Opens New Fresh Grocery Chain

Amazon is turning its grocery delivery business into a new chain of physical stores that complement its Whole Foods brand.