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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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Wed Aug 20

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5 Things Boeing's Management Wants You to Know

Just because you don't have time to listen to the "earnings conference call," doesn't mean you don't have the right to know what management said in it.

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5 Things AeroVironment’s Management Wants You to Know

Just because you don't have time to listen to the "earnings conference call," doesn't mean you don't have the right to know what management said in it.

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Aerospace and Defense Major Diversified Industry: Investing Essentials

Want to invest in the world's biggest and best aerospace and defense companies? Here's everything you need to know to do that.

Sun Aug 17

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Defense News Roundup: U.S. Navy Tops Off the Fuel Tanks, and Allies Get (Lots of) Bombs

Here's our weekly rundown of the major stories in defense spending.

Sat Aug 16

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TMFDitty published an article 11:41 AM

Will Boeing's Cost Cuts Kill Its Suppliers' Profits?

It's big business doing business with Boeing -- but it can be risky business, too.

Thu Aug 14

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America Wakes Up to Police Violence -- Could This Device Be the Answer?

A Cambridge University study confirms this device reduces complaints against the police -- and actual use of force by police, too.

Wed Aug 13

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Defense Industry: Investing Essentials

It's always a brave new world for the defense industry. Here's what you need to know to invest in it.

Tue Aug 12

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Is It Time to Buy AeroVironment Stock?

This expensive stock could look even pricier if it doesn't deliver on earnings in two weeks.

Mon Aug 11

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3 Reasons AeroVironment’s Stock Could Fall

A high stock price is just the beginning of the problems for AeroVironment investors.

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3 Reasons AeroVironment's Stock Could Rise

I think AeroVironment stock is overpriced, but I've been wrong before -- and here are three reasons I could be wrong about AeroVironment again.

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Is It Time to Stick a New Engine in the Lockheed Martin F-35?

The fire that broke out aboard an F-35 at Eglin AFB in June wasn't the first -- and it may not be the last.

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Defense News Roundup: Northrop and Lockheed Play Offense and Defense on Nukes

Here's our weekly rundown of the major stories in defense spending.

Sat Aug 9

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Aerospace and Defense Products and Services Industry: Investing Essentials

Want to invest in aerospace and defense? Here's everything you need to know to do that.

Fri Aug 8

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EU Arms Embargo Begins to Bite: Could Russia Lose Its New Carriers?

A war of words -- and of trade sanctions -- could have the unintended consequence of sinking one of Europe's leading defense companies.

Thu Aug 7

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In Race to Beat Boeing on Plane Orders, Even When Airbus Wins, It Loses

Airbus had a great month for plane orders in July, so why is Boeing still beating it?

Wed Aug 6

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Is It Too Expensive to Equip Passenger Jets With Missile Attack Protection?

The tragic events around the Malaysian flight raise a critical question: What’s the cost of protecting our commercial flights?

Mon Aug 4

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Defense News Roundup: U.S. Bolsters Aircraft Missile Defenses, May Increase Assistance to Iraq

Here's our weekly rundown of the major stories in defense spending.

Thu Jul 31

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TMFDitty published an article 3:14 PM

Aerospace and Defense Industry: Investing Essentials

Want to invest in aerospace and defense? Here's everything you need to know to do that.

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TMFDitty published an article 2:11 PM

Why This U.S. Air Force General Doesn't Want American Drones

It's not that they're unmanned aerial vehicles, exactly. It's just that they don't have pilots in them.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:35 PM

U.S. Army Saying "Ciao" to Italy's M9 Beretta -- but What Will Replace It?

Gunmakers have the chance to vie for what could be a big military handgun contract.

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