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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 29

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You Thought Ron Paul Was Outspoken When He Was in Congress? You Won't Believe What He's Saying Now

Ron Paul has a few choice words to say about U.S. foreign policy, the military-industrial complex, and more.

Thu Aug 28

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Russia's Richest Get Richer -- Have the Sanctions Failed?

Western nations punished Russia's first invasion of Ukraine with five months of sanctions. As political leaders gear up for another round of sanctions, are Russia's businessmen feeling any pain at all?

Wed Aug 27

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Will Smith & Wesson Holding Corp Keep Feeling the Pain?

As rifle customers evaporate, so too do sales -- and profits.

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Why Does Lockheed Martin Want to Put Exoskeletons on Workers?

How Lockheed and Ekso are working hard to make human beings more efficient.

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Should the U.S. Navy Spend $10 Billion to Build a Fleet of Floating Gas Stations?

The U.S. plans to retire its fleet of slow-poke oilers, and upgrade to a 21st century fleet to keep its aircraft carriers fueled and armed.

Tue Aug 26

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The .22 Ammo Shortage Mystery -- Solved!

Why is it so hard to find .22 ammo these days? The NRA explains why you are the reason you're paying high prices for ammunition.

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Gen Con: An Investor's-Eye View of "The Best Four Days in Gaming"

Gamers had a blast at Gen Con 2014 in Indianapolis. Investors could have some fun with it, too.

Mon Aug 25

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3 Reasons The Boeing Company's Stock Could Rise

There are a lot of reasons investors might want to own Boeing stock. Here are three of the best.

Sun Aug 24

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Defense News Roundup: Raytheon Ships Torpedoes As the U.S. Navy Raises CANES

Here's our weekly rundown of the major stories in defense spending.

Sat Aug 23

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U.S. Military Wants a Laser Ray Gun, Asks Raytheon to Live Up to Its Name

There's big news afoot in the amazing world of military laser guns. Here's the latest.

Wed Aug 20

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Is It Time to Buy Boeing Stock?

Depending on how you look at it, Boeing stock could be fairly priced -- or even cheap.

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5 Things Boeing's Management Wants You to Know

Just because you don't have time to listen to the "earnings conference call," doesn't mean you don't have the right to know what management said in it.

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3 Reasons Boeing's Stock Could Fall

A lot of investors love Boeing stock for a lot of reasons. But here are three reasons you might want to curb your enthusiasm.

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5 Things AeroVironment’s Management Wants You to Know

Just because you don't have time to listen to the "earnings conference call," doesn't mean you don't have the right to know what management said in it.

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Aerospace and Defense Major Diversified Industry: Investing Essentials

Want to invest in the world's biggest and best aerospace and defense companies? Here's everything you need to know to do that.

Tue Aug 19

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Did Britain Just Discover the Future of Space Flight?

It might have. But it's the history of space companies overpromising and underdelivering that should worry us more.

Mon Aug 18

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SpaceX Has Great News for Texas -- But for Boeing and Lockheed Martin, Not So Much

A new SpaceX spaceport could revive the economy of one Texas town. But can investors make any money off of SpaceX?

Sun Aug 17

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As the Black Hawk Fades to Black, Who Will Build the U.S. Army's Next $100 Billion Helicopter?

The U.S. Army has named two teams to build prototype "future" helicopters in a contract that could be worth $100 billion. Which team would win, and which team should we want to win?

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Defense News Roundup: U.S. Navy Tops Off the Fuel Tanks, and Allies Get (Lots of) Bombs

Here's our weekly rundown of the major stories in defense spending.

Sat Aug 16

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Will Boeing's Cost Cuts Kill Its Suppliers' Profits?

It's big business doing business with Boeing -- but it can be risky business, too.

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