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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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Sat May 28

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Huntington Ingalls May Get Green Light to Build the USS Enterprise

A $152 million down payment suggests a much bigger contract may be coming.

Fri May 27

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Deutsche Downgrades Palo Alto Networks: 3 Bright Red Flags to Worry About

But I see no need to wave you off from the stock just yet.

Thu May 26

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TMFDitty published an article 11:49 PM

Boeing Faces Big Fight Over $3 Billion Missile Contract

And you won't believe where the competition is coming from.

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Obamacare Is a Disaster, but Centene Stock Just Got Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

The main thing: When the profits are this good, the big picture doesn't matter.

Wed May 25

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TMFDitty published an article 3:16 PM

SpaceX Raises Launch Prices

Price is what you pay. Value is what SpaceX's customers will get.

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Nokia Upgrade Sends Stock Hopping: 3 Things You Need to Know

The Finnish icon is in flux as it absorbs Alcatel-Lucent -- and it may be too soon to buy.

Tue May 24

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4 Top Stocks Under $10

Cheap stocks with good growth rates aren't easy to find -- but they do exist.

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Better Buy: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. vs. CACI

One stock is a better buy than the other. But that doesn't mean either stock is a "good" buy.

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Big Lots Stock Downgraded: 3 Reasons to Sell Before Earnings on Friday?

The main thing: Big Lots thinks it's Amazon.com. But it's not.

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Better Buy: Delta Air Lines vs. Southwest Airlines Stock

Valuation and growth are both important, but the dividend decides the day.

Mon May 23

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TMFDitty published an article 1:03 PM

Upgrade Sends Universal Display Stock Soaring: 3 Things You Need to Know

The main thing: Apple.

Sun May 22

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TMFDitty wrote about 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) . 3:10 PM

FLWS Outperform

I've written critically of 1-800-Flowers in the past (http://www.fool.com/investing/high-growth/2005/01/19/1800flowers-smells-funny.aspx), but the past [more]

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TMFDitty made a pick in CAPS. 3:10 PM

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (FLWS) will Outperform the S&P 500

Sat May 21

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TMFDitty published an article 12:32 PM

More Mini Aircraft Carriers Mean More Money for Huntington Ingalls

Conversely, a lapse in the production of amphibious assault ships could do ugly things to Huntington Ingalls' profit margins.

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Wal-Mart Goes All-In on Cage-Free Eggs

Nine years from now, practically all eggs at the megaretailer should be cage-free eggs.

Fri May 20

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S&P 500 Index Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

One analyst lays out its predictions for the coming year.

Thu May 19

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BlackBerry Picked for Downgrade: 3 Things You Need to Know

The main thing: Just because a stock has lost almost all its value doesn't mean it can't go even lower.

Wed May 18

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TMFDitty published an article 5:18 PM

Lockheed Martin Beats Boeing Again -- This Time for $4.5 Billion

A big new Pentagon purchase contract features a much smaller price.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:55 PM

AeroVironment's Blackwing Makes Every Submarine an Underwater Aircraft Carrier

Drones are "in the Navy now." How many, and how much they'll cost, remain to be seen.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:20 PM

Freeport-McMoRan Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

The main thing: This upgrade has been a long time coming -- but that doesn't make it right.

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