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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 Dec 19

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Defense News: America's Submarines Could Soon Have Their Own Submarines

The Navy's interest in robotic submarines just keeps growing. But which defense contractors will profit from it?

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Drone Battle Over the Atlantic: 2 Military Contractors Face Off

But who is Northrop Grumman's new top-secret spy drone really aimed at?

Thu Dec 18

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Drones Over Asia: Northop Grumman Wins a Massive Military Contract

What you've heard about South Korea's drone purchase is only half the story -- and the story could be twice as profitable as you've heard.

Fri Dec 12

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Russia's Stand-Off With NATO: How Will Europe Respond -- and What Could It Mean to U.S. Investors?

One path leads to profits for investors in defense companies -- the other for investors in... cars.

Thu Dec 11

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Boeing and Airbus: Together at Last?

Politics and economics might make strange bedfellows in the fighter jet market.

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Congress Just Saved the A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog -- and That Could Be Bad News for ISIS

America's favorite tank-buster gets money from Congress, and heads to Iraq to fight our latest war.

Mon Dec 8

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Boeing (BA) Beats Airbus on Orders, and on Profits, Too

With similar revenues and similar sales success, how is it that Boeing thumps Airbus so soundly?

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TMFDitty published an article 12:31 PM

SpaceX Invents an X-Wing ... Sort Of: Introducing Falcon 9R's Newest Trick

Elon Musk is no dummy. He knows how to use a popular sci-fi term to get investors interested in his newest invention.

Fri Dec 5

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TMFDitty published an article 1:57 PM

NASA's Back, Baby! And the Mission to Mars Is a "Go"

What does Friday's Orion mission success mean to investors in the space industry?

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To Reach the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin Orders a Rocket From Amazon.com

Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos rides to the rescue of America's biggest space monopoly -- and puts SpaceX at risk.

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Yes, Congress Please Pass The Internet Tax Bill

It's fair, it's good for everyone, and it's actually already the law.

Thu Dec 4

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TMFDitty published an article 2:27 PM

Will You Even Notice If Congress Passes the Internet Tax Bill?

More and more often, Amazon.com is helping to collect sales taxes. Shoppers might not like this, but state revenue collectors surely will.

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Please, Google, Don't Be Evil

Google is killing reCAPTCHA -- but what is the Internet giant really up to?

Wed Dec 3

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France to Russia: No Aircraft Carriers for You!

Russia's army just invaded Ukraine, and this could be bad news for... Russia's navy.

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Pentagon to Defense Contractors: You're Doing It Wrong

But here's the real revelation: The Pentagon is paying the wrong weapons makers, too.

Wed Nov 26

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AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) Stock Earnings: Wall Street Isn't Happy

And yet, the cash keeps rolling in ....

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TMFDitty published an article 12:37 PM

As China Gets Aggressive, Japan Rearms -- and America Gets Ready to Help

Which U.S. defense contractors stand to make the most money from Japanese rearmament? We'll lay it all out for you right here.

Tue Nov 25

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Boeing Beats Airbus: On Orders, Deliveries... and Value

Two years ago, Boeing beat out Airbus to sell the most planes in 2012. Can Boeing repeat the feat in 2014?

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TMFDitty published an article 12:26 PM

AK-47 Rifle Price Drops; Is This Gun a Good Investment?

At the right price, a good quality AK-47 can outperform a bad stock.

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TMFDitty published an article 9:00 AM

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

It's not earning profits, and not generating cash or paying it out in dividends -- and it just plain costs too much.

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