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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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Thu Jan 29

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TMFDitty published an article 2:51 PM

Alliant Techsystems Inc. Issues Its Last Earnings Release -- Ever

So long ATK, hello Orbital ATK.

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Northrop Grumman Corporation Earnings: 2 Numbers Tell You All You Need to Know

Or do they? Actually, there's one more number that might worry you.

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Raytheon Company Reports Earnings: Why I Own It -- and Why I Regret It

What's not to like about 17% profits growth? Quite a lot, actually.

Wed Jan 28

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The Sequester? General Dynamics Corporation Laughs at Your Sequester

In fact, General Dynamics' stock is laughing all the way to the bank.

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2014 Earnings Soar! Hear Boeing Co. Roar!

Boeing hit new records for revenues and earnings in 2014.

Tue Jan 27

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A Double Whammy for Lockheed Martin Corporation on Earnings Day

The earnings are down. The forecast is cloudy. Is there any hope for Lockheed Martin stock?

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TMFDitty published an article 10:59 AM

Winter Storm Juno Claims Its First Victim: United Technologies Corporation

UTC's latest forecast gives investors chills.

Mon Jan 26

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This Just In: New Casino Upgrades and Downgrades

Did Janney Capital just pick a winner? (Or did it really skip over one?)

Fri Jan 23

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How to Use the P/B Ratio

It's a useful tool, but it's slippery in the grasp.

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Honeywell International Inc. Grows 3% -- and the Crowd Goes Wild

But one investor thinks Honeywell's prospects are merely mild.

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This Just In: salesforce.com Inc. or Workday Inc.? Cowen Says Just Buy Both

High prices be darned, Cowen thinks both of these cloud computing rivals are buys. But why?

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U.S. Army Recruits General Electric to Build $4.5 Billion Next-Gen Helicopter Engine

There's a wholesale revamp of the Army's helicopter fleet in the works -- and it could be great news for GE.

Thu Jan 22

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This Just In: Ameresco, Inc. Wins Another Buy Rating

Northland Capital sees better than 25% upside. But is it right?

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This Just In: Nokia Corporation Stock Upgraded

Goldman Sachs sees better than 25% upside. But is it right?

Wed Jan 21

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Is Delphi Automotive PLC's $1.5 Billion Buyback a Bright Idea?

It depends on whether the company is getting a good enough bargain on the stock it buys. So let's crunch some numbers.

Tue Jan 20

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Is Chesapeake Energy's $1 Billion Stock Buyback a Bright Idea?

It depends on whether the company is getting a good enough bargain on the stock it buys. So let's crunch some numbers.

Mon Jan 19

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TMFDitty published an article 4:46 PM

Is Coca-Cola Enterprises Stock's $1 Billion Buyback a Bright Idea?

It depends on whether the company is getting a good enough bargain on the stock it buys. So let's crunch some numbers ...

Sun Jan 18

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This Just In: GrubHub Inc. Gets Started at "Buy"

Don't look now, but Stifel Nicolaus just bellied up to the bar.

Fri Jan 16

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TMFDitty published an article 11:51 AM

Elon Musk and SpaceX Want to Send You to Mars

No help from Boeing or Lockheed Martin required.

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