TMFDitty

Rich Smith

Rich Smith spent most of the mid-to-late '90s in Moscow, advising U.S. and European companies eager to get in on the action of Russia's emerging market. Segueing into Ukrainian law, he then did the same thing for Westerners investing in Kiev. At some point, he decided that instead of telling these companies how to make money for themselves, he'd prefer to own a piece of the companies (and their profits) -- and began investing. Retiring to rural Indiana to continue this project, he continues to invest for his own account, and to advise other investors on how to maximize their profits, and minimize their risks, by writing directly for The Motley Fool as a contributor, and on special assignment for Yahoo! Finance and AOL DailyFinance. He undertakes assignments for other media outlets -- online, print, radio, and television, upon request.

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Boeing's Best Buddy Buys More 767s

Boeing treats its customers right -- and that translates into big profits.

Sat Jul 25

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TMFDitty replied to the Television Banter board. 12:07 PM

Re: Cord Cutting

I can see the logic behind replacing satellite with a combination of Rokus, Netflix and Amazon accounts, etc.

But it's the cable Internet cost that's still sine qua non for cable TV subscribers. The latest deal I negotiated would have [more]

Fri Jul 24

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Why Raytheon Surged, Boeing Slumped, and Lockheed Martin Rocked -- Then Rolled -- This Week

Raytheon, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin all reported earnings this week. But not all things are equal, and investors aren't treating their stocks equally, either.

Thu Jul 23

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Will the Army's Next "Beretta M9" Be a Beretta APX?

Army pulls an ammo switcheroo -- and ushers Beretta back into the running.

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Lockheed Martin Emerges a Winner in Sikorsky Deal

But is Lockheed's purchase of Sikorsky a winner for investors?

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Raytheon's Big Reveal: One Number That Might Worry You

One earnings beat doesn't defuse fears over a business misstep.

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Just Who Exactly Blew Up SpaceX's Rocket Ship?

Preliminary review assigns blame to ... somebody other than SpaceX.

Wed Jul 22

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Investors Go Hog Wild for Harley-Davidson

Are they right? Or are Harley-Davidson shares about to run out of gas?

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Boeing Beat Earnings. So Why Aren't Investors Buying?

The answer lies in Boeing's history -- but not particularly ancient history.

Tue Jul 21

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Lockheed Martin Blows Away Earnings Estimates

But that was last quarter's news. What does the future hold for Lockheed Martin?

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Boeing's 737 Sales Go Boffo

Fifty new orders fly in from "unidentified customer(s)."

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1 Number Tells You Everything You Need to Know About United Technologies and Sikorsky

Oh, and earnings are out, too.

Mon Jul 20

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Britain's Promise to America: We'll Spend 2% on Defense

Context is everything. And 2%, viewed in context, is nothing.

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Israel Auctions Its Military-Industrial Complex: How Much Is It Worth?

Israel's premier tank-builder is going on sale. An American company should buy it.

Sat Jul 18

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BorgWarner to Remy: You Will Be Assimilated

Is that a good thing for BorgWarner shareholders, or not so much?

Fri Jul 17

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Lockheed Martin's Bill for Upgrading Korea's Air Force: $2.5 Billion

Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of profit are at stake.

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Middleby Cooks Up a Deal, Stock Sizzles

Are investors right to be so optimistic?

Thu Jul 16

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TMFDitty published an article 5:46 PM

How Skunk Works Turned Lockheed Martin Into the World's Leading Fighter Jet Company

And maybe more importantly, what's up next for Skunk Works?

Wed Jul 15

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Suddenly, Scramjet Tech Is Everywhere

And sooner than you think, it could be coming to an airport near you.

Tue Jul 14

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TMFDitty published an article 3:51 PM

3 Reasons a Smart Gun Will Never Sell

And one big reason Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger might try it anyway.

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