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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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Should This Banker Upgrade Freeport-McMoRan?

Jefferies raises its price target on the copper kingpin by 30%.

Mon Feb 8

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This Just In: Goldman Downgrades Cisco Ahead of Earnings

Wall Street recommendations on Cisco are all over the map.

Fri Feb 5

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This Just In: UBS Falls in Love With JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs

Spring is in the air, and UBS is feeling amorous -- and greedy for bargains.

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United Technologies Could Fly High With New Airbus A320neo Engine Offering

As Airbus begins rolling out new airplanes powered by United Tech engines, the money should start rolling in.

Thu Feb 4

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U.S. Navy Buy Boosts Boeing's Order Book (and Its Profits)

Before you can build a sub-hunter, you must first build a 737.

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Textron Tapped to Upgrade Ukraine's Army

Soon, Textron Survivable Combat Tactical Vehicles could begin rolling onto the front line in Ukraine.

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This Just In: Banker Bullish on AT&T. But Verizon? Not So Much.

According to DA Davidson, the former Ma Bell is starting to look like quite a dish.

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Dominion Resources Buys Questar -- but Is It a Good Deal?

Questar doesn't come cheap, but it may make Dominion look a bit cheaper.

Wed Feb 3

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This Just In: Time to Sell Tableau Software and Buy Splunk?

One analyst thinks so -- and highlights a growing threat from Microsoft.

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Goodbye, CFLs: General Electric's Ditching Them for LED Bulbs

Retaining its Lighting unit as it parts with Appliances, GE goes all in on LEDs.

Tue Feb 2

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A Robot Is Coming to Steal Your Job

7.1 million jobs could be lost to automation and automatons over the next five years -- and only 2 million jobs created to replace them.

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Boeing 747 Backlog Doubles -- Sort Of, and Not in a Good Way

Attention, passengers: This flight may be delayed while we wait for the President to arrive. Please remain patient for the next... three years.

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFDitty wrote about Colliers International Group (CIGI) . 12:26 PM

CIGI Outperform

Having taken a look, I agree with Jim on this one. I see about a 13x EV/FCF ratio here, 15% projected growth, and a 1% forward dividend yield. It's not a screaming bargain, but in this market, it is a bargain.

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TMFDitty made a pick in CAPS. 12:26 PM

Colliers International Group (CIGI) will Outperform the S&P 500
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This Just In: Twitter Trashed Twice in 2 Weeks

Stifel Nicolaus really has it in for this stock.

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Harley-Davidson Becomes a "Show-Me" Stock

Sales and earnings fall, but improbably, Harley-Davidson is trumpeting growth.

Mon Feb 1

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Russia's New Robot Tank Could Disrupt the International Arms Market

Why pay millions for tanks, if $1 million for a small robot tank will do the trick?

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This Just In: Micron Technology and Seagate Technology Are Ready to Bounce

Two top analysts agree -- these stocks have nowhere to go but up.

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January Gives Boeing a Boost to Plane Orders

737s are selling like hotcakes. Everything else -- not so much.

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Should NASA Pay Russia $82 Million for Astronaut Rides?

Because it's going to -- because monopolies can charge monopoly prices.

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CAPS Stats & Trivia

CAPS Player Rating 99.68
Player Rank 244 out of 74889
Score 4949.63
Score Change Today -26.94
Accuracy 74.93%
Active Picks 46
Total Picks 360
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Charms Earned 12
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Board Posts 2340
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