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


Why Golar LNG Plunged More Than 30% Today

The LNG company commented on allegations against the CEO of its joint-venture subsidiary.


Daimler Plan Marks Historic Shift to Electric Vehicles

Century-old engine plants are going to be retooled to accommodate electric-vehicle needs.


Why Accel Entertainment Gained 8% Today

The slot-machine maker announced the pricing for a public stock offering.


Why Silver and Gold Miners Are Dropping Today

The drop is a continuation of a rough week for the precious-metals stocks.


Volkswagen Unit Forms Partnership for Self-Driving Trucks

The deal includes an investment in California-based start-up TuSimple.

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Why Beyond Meat Jumped 9% Today

The company announced yesterday that it is expanding retail distribution of one of its products.


Get Paid While You Wait: 3 Top Dividend Stocks in Energy

These energy companies combine good prospects for share price growth with healthy payouts.


Why Steel Stocks Are Crashing Today

Worries about a resurgence in COVID-19 cases are hitting the cyclical sector especially hard.


Why Cubic Jumped More Than 25% Today

The company revealed acquisition interest from Elliott Management.


Why Kinross Gold Jumped 9% Today

A company announcement and an analyst upgrade are both good news for the gold miner.


Are Electric Vehicle Stocks in a Bubble?

Tesla's stock is up about 440% this year after recovering from a recent 30% correction, and others have been riding its coattails.


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.