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


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.


American Airlines Details Upcoming Service Cuts

The airline will suspend service to 15 markets once the commitment required by the CARES Act expires at the end of September.


GE Inks Iraq Deals Worth Over $1.2 Billion

The power projects are for upgrades and maintenance to the country's power grid.


Target’s Digital Sales Drive a Record Quarter

Comparable sales in the second quarter grew a company record 24.3%.


Walmart Blows Past Estimates in Its Second Quarter

E-commerce sales nearly doubled in the U.S.


Carnival Cruise Gets Hit With Ransomware Attack

The news comes as the cruise operator continues to struggle to get its business operating again after COVID-19 impacts.


Is Coca-Cola Stock a Buy?

The valuable global brand grew organic sales by 6% in 2019, and its growth should resume after the pandemic's impacts subside.


Here's Why Garmin Is Set Up to Prosper After the Coronavirus Crisis

Trends emerging from the pandemic include sectors that Garmin directly supplies.


Diageo Spends Up to $610 Million for Ryan Reynolds' Gin Company

Aviation American Gin is promoted and co-owned by actor Ryan Reynolds.

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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Reveals Some Surprise Moves

A recent SEC filing shows that company got out of more than just the airlines in the second quarter.


If You Invested $10,000 in Target in January, This Is How Much You'd Have Now

The stock of this essential retailer hasn't performed as well as you might think.


3 Stocks That Could Tank With College Sports Being Cancelled

The lack of college football and other fall sports will impact the bottom lines of these companies.


Healthcare Leads 3M Sales Higher in July

3M's July sales results mark a notable turn from what it saw in the second quarter.


How McCormick Will Fare in Another Market Crash

McCormick is well-positioned with a mix of consumer and commercial foodservice products.


Disney World Actors to Return to Work as Company Provides COVID-19 Testing Site

The Walt Disney World actors union says performers will return after a two-month holdout.


Here's Why One of the Biggest Winners of 2020 Is Still a Buy

Clorox has been supplying critical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has established new partnerships for the future.


1 Top Robinhood Stock That Investors Should Avoid

GoPro may be in the top 10 list for its low share price, but there's a better alternative.


Lucid Motors Says It Breaks 500-Mile EV Battery Range

Upcoming luxury electric sedan Lucid Air would best Tesla's maximum single-charge battery range by over 100 miles.


Electric Vehicle Sales in China Help Lead Auto Sector Rebound

Chinese EV maker NIO reports second quarter deliveries nearly triple compared to the year-ago quarter.