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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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Why AeroVironment, Inc. Stock Fell 12% Today

Earnings are out, and the news is not good.

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Juniper Networks Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

All of a sudden, the network specialist's market share is growing again.

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Martin Midstream Partners L.P. Upgraded: How Safe Is Its Distribution?

Safer than you think, says Stifel Nicolaus.

Mon Dec 5

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Why Hudson Technologies, Inc. Stock Slumped 17% Today

The stock is up, and Hudson is cashing in.

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Nasdaq, Inc. Stock Upgraded: A Better Buy Than the NYSE?

CLSA gives the stock-exchange operator a thumbs-up.

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Why Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger Stocks Sank in November

Bad news for gun control could be bad news for gun stocks, too.

Fri Dec 2

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Why Hovnanian Enterprises Stock Jumped 10% on Friday

The stock's for sale, and potential buyers are queuing up.

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Why Ixia Stock Jumped 18% on Friday

The stock's for sale, and potential buyers are queuing up to shop.

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Square Stock Upgraded: Here's What You Need to Know

Deutsche Bank thinks the payments processor is pretty cool.

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Why Smith & Wesson Stock Slumped 11% Today

This isn't how "earnings beats" are supposed to work.

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What Is EmDrive, NASA's New Space Engine?

Here's a hint: It's a spaceship engine... that needs no fuel to operate.

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Why Aerojet Rocketdyne Stock Soared 16% in November

Aerojet hasn't earned a penny so far this year. That makes a make-or-break fourth quarter.

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Why Triumph Group Stock Soared 14% in November

Triumph reported earnings, but earnings weren't the reason the stock went up.

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Cracker Barrel Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

Argus thinks the stock looks cheap -- but you can get it even cheaper.

Wed Nov 30

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President Obama's Parting Gift to Boeing: $31.2 Billion in Defense Contracts

Is this the thing that saves Boeing's defense business?

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Why Costamare Inc. Stock Slumped 15% Today

Costamare's solution is dilution.

Tue Nov 29

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Nucor, AK Steel, and Steel Dynamics Downgraded: Is the Trump Rally Over?

One analyst thinks so.

Mon Nov 28

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Deere & Company Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

The heavy equipment maker's earnings beat took Wall Street by surprise.

Fri Nov 25

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Why Insteel Industries Inc. Stock Jumped 13% Today

The S&P indices are getting a reshuffle, and Insteel will benefit.

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