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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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5 Superball Stocks

Sometimes, the harder you throw a ball, the higher it bounces. (Sometimes, but not always).

Sat Sep 27

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Defense News Roundup: The Air Force Goes "Commando," and DARPA Loves Drones

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

Fri Sep 26

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College Campus Cops Acquire Heavy Artillery

College police forces are stocking up on military-grade equipment from the Pentagon.

Wed Sep 24

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Why Raytheon Company Has Rocketed 13.5% in 2014

Three-quarters of the way through 2014, the world is Raytheon's oyster.

Tue Sep 23

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Why TASER International Inc. Is Up Only 3.8% in 2014

It's not living up to expectations -- yet.

Mon Sep 22

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Why YRC Worldwide Inc. Is Up Only 5.5% in 2014

It's not living up to expectations -- yet.

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Defense News Roundup: More Nukes for U.S. and Allies, and Are Hueys Heading to Lebanon?

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

Wed Sep 17

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Laser Battle at the Pentagon: Boeing Takes on Raytheon

Defense contractors vie to build the U.S. military a "dollar-a-shot" laser cannon.

Tue Sep 16

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Introducing Robo-Tuna, the Navy's Newest Robotic Submarine

The best robots -- and the best robots to invest in -- may be the ones that look most like living things.

Mon Sep 15

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Russia's Ukrainian Adventure May Have Crippled Its Drone Program

In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Israel just forbade further UAV sales to Russia.

Sun Sep 14

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Defense News Roundup: "Military Intelligence" Costs $7.2 Billion

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

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Will Russia Beat America in the Race (Back) to the Moon?

Or will the U.S. marshal its best space-tech companies to win Space Race, Part II?

Fri Sep 12

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Japan Is Building a "UUV." Will Fuel Cell-Powered Robotic Submarines Soon Swim American Seas?

And if they do, which defense contractors will build them -- and which ones can you invest in?

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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.

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SpaceX Stock: How Much Is It Worth?

A few facts and figures might give us a clue.

Thu Sep 11

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Is It Time to Buy United Technologies Corporation Stock?

United Technologies stock has gone nowhere over the past year. Is now the time for it to go higher?

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Body Cameras for Police: How They Work, Who Makes Them, and Stocks You Can Buy

Body cameras are getting lots of attention lately. Here’s everything you need to know.

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5 Things United Technologies Corporation'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.

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3 Reasons United Technologies Corporation's Stock Could Rise

There are a lot of reasons investors might want to own United Technologies stock. Here are three of the best.

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