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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 Nov 21

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AR-15 Rifle Price Drops; Is This Gun a Good Investment?

AR-15 rifle prices are near a seven-year low. Is it time to add one to your Christmas list?

Wed Nov 19

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3 Supermarkets America Loves the Most and 1 You Love to Hate

Our favorite supermarkets are all privately owned. But the worst-loved supermarket in the nation is the one you know best.

Tue Nov 18

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Hey, America! China Has a Stealth Fighter Too -- And It's for Sale

China plans to sell its newest stealth fighter jet around the world. Should Lockheed Martin be worried?

Sun Nov 16

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The Truth About Black Friday: It Isn't Black, and It Isn't Friday

And that's a crying shame.

Thu Nov 13

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Defense News: Pentagon Rushes Millions of Dollars' Worth of Weapons to Iraq

And millions of dollars for Iraqi weapons are just the start ...

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Lockheed Martin Stock Chart: 328% Return Decimates the S&P 500, but Can Lockheed Keep It Up?

Lockheed stock tread water for much of the Obama Administration -- but now has come roaring back. What are the chances that keeps happening?

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Satellite Internet From SpaceX Coming Soon?

SpaceX aims to disrupt the space industry -- again. Who is Elon Musk aiming at this time?

Wed Nov 12

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How to Win the Lottery: There's Only One Way

Lotteries are a scam, plain and simple. And we'll show you the math to prove it.

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The Odds of Winning the National Lottery? They're Odder Than You Think

Here are 10 things more likely to happen to you, than winning the lottery -- and three ways to beat the odds.

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It's Time to Sell Alcatel Stock. Here's Why

It's expensive, it's burning cash, yet -- amazingly -- its stock price has recovered enough to give you a good price when you sell.

Mon Nov 10

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Micron Technology, Inc Is Doing a Billion-Buck Buyback. But Is This a Good Idea?

It all depends on whether the company is getting a good bargain on the stock it buys. So let's crunch some numbers...

Fri Nov 7

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TMFDitty published an article 12:30 PM

Why This American Space Company Is Rejecting Russian Rockets

Financially speaking, they may be more trouble than they're worth.

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Can Lockheed Martin Steal This $1.7 Billion Contract Away From Britain?

BAE may have dropped the ball in Korea. Can Lockheed Martin pick it up -- and how much will investors profit if it does?

Thu Nov 6

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It's Time to Buy Philip Morris Stock. Here's Why.

This "international growth" story has turned around, and now looks mighty fine.

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Textron Scorpion Fighter Jet: Will It Take the Fight to ISIS?

A key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf could become Textron's first customer for its new jet.

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5 Hidden "Gotchas" Carriers Sneaked Into Your Cell Phone Contract

Early termination fees, you say? Those are the least of your worries.

Wed Nov 5

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It's Time to Sell General Mills Stock -- Here's Why

It's not as cheap as it once was, it's growing too slowly -- and not earning you enough cash.

Tue Nov 4

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CarMax Inc. Is Doing a Two-Billion Buck Buyback, but Is This a Good Idea?

It all depends on whether the company is getting a good bargain on the stock it buys. Let's crunch some numbers.

Mon Nov 3

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IBM Is Doing a $5 Billion-Buck Buyback, But is This a Good Idea?

It all depends on whether the company is getting a good bargain on the stock it buys. So let's crunch some numbers.

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International Business Machines Corp. Is Doing a $1 Billion Buyback, But is This a Good Idea?

It all depends on whether the company is getting a good bargain on the stock it buys. So let's crunch some numbers.

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