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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


Costco Gives Investors a 13% Dividend Raise

The company continues to share its success with shareholders.


Why Nikola, FuelCell Energy, and Bloom Energy All Dropped Today

Names involved in hydrogen and other segments of alternative energy are dropping today.


Why Coinbase Jumped in Premarket Trading Today: Ask Cathie Wood

The cryptocurrency exchange made its public debut just yesterday, and investors are piling in.


DraftKings Partners With the PGA Tour for On-Site Sportsbook

The first sportsbook will be set up at the TPC Scottsdale event.

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Why Coinbase Soared Following Its Initial Public Listing Today

The cryptocurrency company went public Wednesday afternoon through a direct listing, and began trading well above its reference price.


Why Nikola, Plug Power, and Bloom Energy Stocks Rose Today

Nikola announced a new collaboration to accelerate the use of hydrogen fuel power in Europe.


Steelmakers Expect Record Earnings: How Investors Can Profit

Investors can still benefit before the cyclical companies reach peak earnings.


Why Bally's Stock Crapped Out Today

The casino company made four different announcements today, and investors didn't like the bottom line.


Electric Vertical Aircraft Gain Momentum After UPS Order

Beta Technologies has secured its second order for its vertical takeoff and landing aircraft in a week.


Why OrganiGram Holdings Stock Dropped Today

Investors initially reacted negatively to the Canadian cannabis company's quarterly results.


Is Disney Stock a Buy?

With many of its businesses on the cusp of reopening, now is a good time for investors to take a close look at the media and entertainment giant.


Why fuboTV Stock Dropped Monday

After bouncing off recent lows, the stock went back down today.


150-Year-Old Rivalry Ends, Creating an Infrastructure Giant

Global infrastructure companies Veolia and Suez announce a merger agreement.


McDonald's Is Closing Hundreds of Walmart Location Stores

The pandemic continues to define how fast-food restaurants and retailers will adjust business models.


Impacts From Semiconductor Shortages Grow for Ford and GM

Both automakers are adding or extending production suspensions at several North American factories.


Why British American Tobacco Stock Jumped 11.6% in March

Investors are happy with the company's progress diversifying away from tobacco and nicotine.


Why Rice Acquisition Stock Soared Today

The SPAC announced it is combining with two renewable energy companies to become a leader in the renewable natural gas market.


Buffett-Backed BYD Doubles Rival NIO's Sales in March

Sales of battery-electric vehicles were only a portion of overall new-energy vehicle sales.

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Why XL Fleet Stock Jumped Today

The vehicle electrification company announced a new order from Apex Clean Energy.


My Top Renewable Energy Stock to Buy Right Now

This company is in position to benefit from the growing global movement toward sustainability and infrastructure improvement.