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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 Sep 23

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Buy Activision Blizzard Stock or Electronic Arts: Why Even Choose?

Morgan Stanley thinks you should buy 'em both.

Thu Sep 22

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Buy Amazon.com at $802 a Share? 3 Things You Need to Know

There's a strong argument for buying Amazon stock -- but it requires a bit of math to see it.

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFDitty wrote about Amazon.com (AMZN) . 12:09 PM

AMZN Outperform

Amazon's price is scary-big -- 51.5x FCF -- but its growth rate is even scarier-bigger -- 55%, with FCF doubling every two years.

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Amazon.com (AMZN) will Outperform the S&P 500

Wed Sep 21

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Near a 5-Year Low, Is Nuance Communications Stock a Buy?

With acquisitions on the wane, Nuance stock could wax profitable again.

CAPS Outperform Pitch

TMFDitty wrote about Nuance Communications (NUAN) . 1:03 PM

NUAN Outperform

With the acquisition spree over (or just suspended?), Nuance now sells for an EV/FCF ratio of just 11.4, against a 16% projected growth rate. That seems pretty cheap to me.

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Nuance Communications (NUAN) will Outperform the S&P 500
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Monsanto Upgraded Ahead of Buyout: 3 Things You Need to Know

JPMorgan thinks Monsanto is a good buy today. This Fool begs to differ.

Tue Sep 20

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Did Intel's Guidance Just Save AMD's Stock? 3 Things You Need to Know

All of a sudden, investors are getting interested in AMD. But should they be?

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Best Low P/E Stocks to Buy in September

By using a stock screener, we trip over a trend you may have missed.

Mon Sep 19

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General Motors Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Morgan Stanley thinks investors are overlooking a pretty obvious bargain.

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When Will Corning Inc. Split Its Stock Again?

It seems it's been a millennium since the last time Corning split.

Fri Sep 16

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3 of the Lowest P/E Stocks Today

These bargains all look appetizing. But please don't drool.

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Should You Buy PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, or Monster Beverage? 3 Things You Need to Know

Credit Suisse seeks to slake a thirst for bargains. But can it find any?

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This Company Wants to Shoot Satellites Into Space -- Via Fighter Jet

Can 60-year-old technology really put satellites in space? One company hopes so.

Thu Sep 15

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Lockheed Martin's F-16: Good Enough for Nations to Fight Over?

Two customers would both very much like to buy F-16s. The only problem: They're currently shooting at each other.

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Lockheed Martin's F-16: Good Enough for Nations to Fight Over?

Two customers would both very much like to buy F-16s. The only problem: They're currently shooting at each other.

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Buy iRobot Stock for a 15% Profit? What You Need to Know

Optimism is growing for the home robot maker. But is it cheap enough?

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Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout Sales Take Off

At the same time, the price of this new drone appears to be coming down.

Wed Sep 14

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What You Need to Know About the PotashCorp-Agrium Merger

Promises are just words. Before buying into the PotashCorp-Agrium merger, investors need to check the numbers.

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