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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Why This Transportation Stalwart Isn't Built to Last

One of the nation's biggest truckers has a habit of driving too close to the edge.

Sun Mar 22

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The AR-15 Just Dodged A Bullet From Obama, But Congress Is Reloading

Guns 'n' ammo stocks could shoot up in response to controversial plan.

Sat Mar 21

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Helicopter for Sale: Will Sikorsky Go on the Auction Block?

The more we look at the numbers, the more likely that seems.

Fri Mar 20

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TMFDitty replied to the Television Banter board. 12:42 AM

Re: Cutting the cord

We cut the cord for about 6 months last summer, cobbling together Ooma for phone, rabbit ears, Netflix, and Amazon Prime (with Chromecast and Wii) for TV, and paying for "naked" Internet. Findings:

Our biggest savings were on [more]

Thu Mar 19

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How Jordan and Lockheed Martin Are Taking the Fight to ISIS

With ground troops -- and airborne rockets.

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Insiders Are Selling Virgin America Inc Stock -- Sir Richard Branson Included

Last year's hot airplane IPO made investors a lot of money. Now they're cashing out -- but are they moving fast enough?

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NASA Test Fires Largest Rocket Ever; SpaceX Yawns

When NASA builds rockets, it builds big, and the bills are big. Can private companies do better?

Wed Mar 18

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A-10 Warthog Is Out, F-15 and F-16 Are In, Says the Air Force

Air Force still aims to save some dollars. But does this plan make sense?

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What Is Boeing's Most Profitable Plane?

Any time Boeing sells a plane, that's good news -- but some sales are better news than others.

Fri Mar 13

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TMFDitty published an article 11:19 AM

"Alcoa Can't Wait"... to Move Away From Aluminum

But shareholders really wish it would.

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We're Going Back to the Moon! (and SpaceX Isn't Invited)

Privately owned, commercially-driven companies will soon begin landing on the moon. How should investors prepare for the day when they make it there?

Thu Mar 12

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TMFDitty published an article 6:56 PM

Could This Airplane Replace the A-10 Warthog?

The Air Force floats an idea that sounds really attractive... to Textron.

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Bombs Away! War In Iraq Could Mean $1.5 Billion Windfall for Defense Contractors

And the money could keep flowing so long as the bombs keep blowing (up).

Wed Mar 11

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TMFDitty published an article 12:05 PM

SpaceX Could Steal $1 Billion in Business From Boeing and Lockheed Martin

On the plus side: These savings could go directly into taxpayers' pockets.

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Lockheed Martin's New Laser Gun: 1; Toasted Truck: 0

Lockheed Martin could be first to market with a revolutionary laser gun for the U.S. Army.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:03 PM

Step Aside, Tesla: Elon Musk's Hyperloop Is the Hot New Tech

Against all odds, it looks like Hyperloop is happening -- and Elon was right about the price.

Fri Mar 6

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TMFDitty published an article 8:22 PM

Can This Fighter Jet Contract Save Airbus Defense?

With each passing year, Airbus's defense business looks less and less relevant. Is it time to toss a Hail Mary ... all the way to Korea?

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TMFDitty posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 11:54 AM

Reservation canceled/switched

I've got a three-leg return-trip coming up next month -- Moscow-Munich-Washington-Indy. I was just informed that my flight out of Moscow was canceled, though, and I've been automatically switched to a later flight. Late enough that I might now miss [more]

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War in Ukraine: Is America Covertly Supplying Weapons?

America's President still says no, but rumors out of the Mideast have some wondering, "Well, maybe..."

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