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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Thu Aug 27

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TMFDitty published an article 7:37 PM

Textron's V-22 Osprey Is a Winner -- and Sikorsky Should Be Scared

Sikorsky's choppers are cheaper, but the USMC does not care.

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TMFDitty published an article 2:15 PM

Who Will Replace the Humvee? Oshkosh, and Its JLTV

The Wisconsin truckmaker lands a multibillion-dollar contract that will reward shareholders for years.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:47 PM

What Is a Stock Split?

Here's a simple explanation that anyone can understand.

Tue Aug 25

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TMFDitty published an article 9:44 PM

Canadian Upstart Aims to Upset Elon Musk and SpaceX

Could a start-up space company build a space elevator -- and put SpaceX out of business?

Mon Aug 24

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TMFDitty published an article 10:32 AM

Will United Technologies Buy Nortek? Should It?

Unprofitable Nortek could be a profit gold mine for United Technologies, if everything goes just right.

Sun Aug 23

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TMFDitty published an article 8:13 AM

The U.S. Air Force Is Getting Rid of Its Predator Drones

That could be good news for two of our favorite defense contractors.

Fri Aug 21

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TMFDitty published an article 10:23 AM

WestRock Company Earnings: Rock Solid or Not?

A look at the new WestRock Company, what it is, and how it's doing.

Thu Aug 20

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TMFDitty published an article 2:11 PM

Guess Who Just Won a $21 Billion Defense Contract?

Hint: It's almost easier to guess who did not win a piece of this mega-deal.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:01 PM

Will Boeing Ever Sell Another Airplane?

There's a lot of talk of plane orders in this week's update but very little action.

Wed Aug 19

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TMFDitty published an article 10:21 PM

U.S. Subs Play a Dangerous Game of Hide-and-Seek With China

And it's about to get more dangerous.

Mon Aug 17

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TMFDitty published an article 1:23 PM

Will America's B2 Bomber Be the Last Bomber We Ever Build?

It could be -- once American taxpayers get a glimpse at the LRS-B's price tag.

Fri Aug 14

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TMFDitty published an article 10:53 AM

Can Stinger Missiles Deter Russian Aggression -- Again?

The missile that won the (last) Afghan War is reenlisting to tackle a Baltic threat.

Thu Aug 13

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TMFDitty published an article 1:03 PM

Does Boeing Have Its Head in the Clouds, or Does the F/A-18 Have a Future?

Predicted to go dark in 2016, F/A-18 Super Hornet production lines might stay open as long as 10 more years. Maybe.

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TMFDitty published an article 8:03 AM

As Sales Evaporate, AS&E Stock Gets Vaporized

Investors were not happy with American Science & Engineering's news last week.

Wed Aug 12

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TMFDitty published an article 12:46 PM

Why Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Continental Holdings All Surged This Week

Investors cheer news that it's finally safe to buy airline stocks again.

Tue Aug 11

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TMFDitty published an article 2:52 PM

Elbit Systems Stock Slides After Investors Get a Glimpse of Earnings

Revenues rise nicely, but profits lag.

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TMFDitty published an article 11:14 AM

To Infinity and Beyond: DARPA Adds Funds for New Space Plane

We didn't know how much it cost before -- but now we do.

Mon Aug 10

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFDitty wrote about Apple (AAPL) . 10:00 AM

AAPL Outperform

I'm clocking AAPL at less than a 10x EV/FCF valuation right now, with analysts projecting 18% long-term annual profits growth. That's awfully cheap.

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TMFDitty made a pick in CAPS. 10:00 AM

Apple (AAPL) will Outperform the S&P 500

Fri Aug 7

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TMFDitty published an article 3:37 AM

Why Huntington Ingalls, Orbital ATK, and TransDigm All Surged This Week

Three stock earnings reports, three earnings beats. What more could an aerospace and defense investor ask for?

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Score 5119.44
Score Change Today +10.31
Accuracy 76.61%
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