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


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.


Why Livent Stock Popped 7% Today

New analyst coverage of the lithium technology company set a price target 18% above Tuesday's closing price.


Why Garrett Motion Stock Tanked More Than 40% Today

High leverage and potential liabilities to former parent Honeywell have forced the transportation systems supplier to look into restructuring its balance sheet.


Why Northern Dynasty Minerals Dropped More Than 30% Today

The owner of the world's largest undeveloped copper, gold, and molybdenum mine is reportedly running into permit roadblocks.


Could Chipotle Stock Be Worth $1,600?

A new analyst price target implies 29% upside from Monday's closing price.


Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Save Live Nation Entertainment?

With the concert scene shut down, the live entertainment company is burning cash at a rate of $185 million per month.


Why DraftKings Jumped 10% Today

An analyst thinks the online sports betting app's growth in Illinois will get a boost from an executive order.


American Airlines to Apply Virus-Killing Surface Treatment

The EPA will issue an emergency exemption for the airline to apply a new surface treatment that kills the coronavirus for up to a week.


ViacomCBS Prices Super Bowl Ads Starting at $5.5 Million

Ad revenue from last year's game totaled over $500 million for Fox.