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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TMFDitty published an article 12:56 PM

Airbus Group Powered Up After Earnings -- and Could Fly Even Higher

Sales are soaring, and profit margins, too.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:19 PM

Here's Why TASER Tanked After Beating Earnings

It wasn't the news -- it was the news about the views about what might become the news.

Fri Jul 31

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TMFDitty published an article 12:19 AM

Textron, Northrop Grumman, and General Dynamics Report: 3 Stocks -- 3 Winners!

Three big defense companies reported earnings this week. Investors loved the news -- but which stock should you love most?

Wed Jul 29

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TMFDitty published an article 2:38 PM

General Dynamics Earnings: Generally Magnificent

We could wish the stock price was be a bit cheaper -- but with news this good, it probably won't be.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:46 PM

Northrop Grumman Knocks It Out of the Park

But keeping the winning streak running is going to be very difficult indeed.

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TMFDitty published an article 10:58 AM

Sturm, Ruger Sales, Profits, and Stock All Sink

Sometimes, just "beating earnings" isn't enough to save a stock.

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Textron Shareholders Make the Wrong Call on Earnings

This "earnings beat" isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Tue Jul 28

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TMFDitty published an article 12:36 PM

FLIR Systems Missed Earnings -- Then Watched Its Stock Rocket

An earnings miss doesn't usually translate into a 3% stock price pop. But this one did.

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TMFDitty published an article 11:58 AM

Rockwell Collins Stock Gets Its Wings Clipped

An earnings beat doesn't change the fact that this stock just "plane" costs too much.

Mon Jul 27

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TMFDitty published an article 3:09 PM

Pentagon May "Rethink" the F-35 Stealth Fighter. Doomsday for Lockheed Martin?

Will a new Pentagon plan to buy fewer F-35s destroy Lockheed Martin's biggest business?

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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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TMFDitty published an article 12:05 PM

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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TMFDitty published an article 7:47 PM

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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TMFDitty published an article 3:05 PM

SpaceX Saved? Air Force Stands By Elon Musk, its Rocketman

Air Force declines to play one-strike-and-you're-out.

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TMFDitty published an article 11:08 AM

Lockheed Martin Emerges a Winner in Sikorsky Deal

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

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TMFDitty published an article 9:34 AM

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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TMFDitty published an article 12:07 AM

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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TMFDitty published an article 2:14 PM

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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TMFDitty published an article 1:34 PM

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

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

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