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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Fri Apr 29

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Can United Technologies Stock Soar Without Sikorsky?

Valuation notwithstanding, investors seem to think so. But are they right?

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Baidu Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Things were bad, and they're still not great -- but they're getting better for Baidu.

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Raytheon Tapped to Upgrade Qatar Navy

U.S. missiles are headed for the Gulf, but who will build the boats to float them?

Thu Apr 28

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3 Things to Watch When Sturm, Ruger Reports on Monday

The gunmaker is heading downrange. Will Wall Street remember to cease firing?

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Guess Who's Selling Australia $1.2 Billion Worth of Missiles?

No surprise here. It's us.

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With or Without NASA, SpaceX Is Going to Mars

SpaceX just changed the world with one tweet. Here's what you need to know about "Mars 2018."

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Oshkosh's Astounding Earnings

Half of Oshkosh's business is still floundering, but that didn't matter a bit.

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Boeing Earnings Are Over. Please Move Along.

And please move the order book tally up by 10 planes.

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Buy CVR Partners Stock After a 74% Price Surge? 3 Things You Need to Know

The fertilizer maker has had a good year. One analyst thinks it will get better.

Wed Apr 27

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A New (Maritime) Mission for Old A-10 Warthogs?

Fairchild Republic's old winged warhorse rides again over the South China Sea.

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Fueled by Tax Benefit, Northrop Grumman Stock Powers Ahead

But would Northrop still be profitable without its new accounting change?

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General Dynamics Stock Soars, Gulfstream Business Doesn't

A strong earnings beat glosses over troubles at one business unit in particular.

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Total System Services Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

A blockbuster quarter just won the card payments processor an upgrade. But should you really buy this stock at this price?

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Is Huntington Ingalls Overvalued?

A short, sharp spike in share price has value investors wondering if Huntington Ingalls is still a bargain.

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Down 25% in Just Over a Month, Is Smith & Wesson Stock a Buy?

If you're a cash-focused investor like myself, it presents an attractive proposition and it is still election season.

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Why TASER's Biggest Contract Could Disappear

What would it it mean for the valuation?

Tue Apr 26

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Pentagon Plans to Punish Serial Contract Protesters

Which companies are in the crosshairs, and how much will it cost them?

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Japan Builds a Stealth Jet

Lockheed Martin investors may be nervous, but Lockheed may not be the real target.

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Buy Alcoa Stock, Profit 50%? 3 Things to Know About Alcoa's New Buy Rating

First thing: Alcoa is splitting up. Second thing: But should it?

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Lockheed Martin Stock Surprises to the Upside

If they don't cut it out soon, this good news could be habit-forming.

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