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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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Fri Aug 19

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Rockwell Medical Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

There's a potential for a huge profit here -- but not many investors are buying it.

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Lockheed Shrinks, and a New Cyberwar Star Is Born at Leidos

The new government IT giant boasts some (classified) big-name clients.

Thu Aug 18

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TMFDitty commented on ERojo's pitch for LDOS. 11:52 PM

:D Taking a deeper dive now, post acquisition...

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Why Did Lockheed Martin Stock Sell Off After Its Spinoff? And Should You Panic?

A transformative deal gets off to a rocky start.

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SpaceX Secures Second Manned Spaceflight Mission

SpaceX catches up to Boeing in "space taxi" orders. Will it win the gold?

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Kinder Morgan Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Buffett likes Kinder Morgan. Morgan Stanley does, too. But should you?

Wed Aug 17

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Textron Lands Contract for Texans in Argentina

The $300 million contract for trainer aircraft could do some good for Textron's profits, and for Argentina's air force, too.

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Boeing's KC-46: Finally Ready for War?

USAF gives Boeing the green light to begin production, but will KC-46 make Boeing's stock ticker glow green as well?

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Can a Massive Saudi Arms Deal Help Save General Dynamics' Tank Biz?

Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: It might do a lot more than just "save" the business.

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Lockheed Martin's F-35: Finally Ready for War?

The Air Force thinks so. The Marines do, too. And despite all of the other headlines you've read, that's good news for the stock.

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Buy Valeant Stock for a 45% Profit? 3 Things You Need to Know

Can this troubled pharma stock pull out of its nosedive?

Tue Aug 16

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Chesapeake Energy Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

A troubled natural gas play pops 16% on debt rollover. But is it enough to save the company?

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Defense Aid for Israel Could Mean Profits for Boeing and Raytheon

Hundreds of millions for missile defense, not one penny for appeasement.

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TASER Sales Soared in Q2, So Why Didn't the Stock Budge?

Not all revenues are created equal.

Mon Aug 15

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SpaceX Bids Against Boeing and Lockheed: Round 1

Should the Pentagon try to save taxpayers money or go with the proven provider?

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NASA Awards Contracts to Build Homes in Space

America's astronauts will soon travel farther, and live longer in space, than ever before. So where will they lay their weary heads?

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Buy Ritchie Bros. Stock After a 14% Drop? What You Need to Know

Last quarter's news was bad, but does one bad quarter a bad stock make?

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It's Official: In 2017, We Begin Mining the Moon

At least, in 2017, Moon Express will try to put down some stakes.

Sat Aug 13

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Is Smith & Wesson Stock As Cheap As It Looks?

Here are three ways to look at the stock -- and one clear answer.

Fri Aug 12

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5 Things Kratos Defense Wants You to Know About Its Business

But if you want to read the most important thing, just scroll down.

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