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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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Waste Management Stock Wins a Buy Rating: 3 Reasons These Shares Aren't Trash

Oppenheimer goes digging for value, and thinks it's found two winners. But is this analyst right?

Wed May 4

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Buy Exact Sciences Stock After a 72% Price Drop? 3 Things You Need to Know

Exact Sciences beat on earnings, so why is the stock in the dumps?

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3 Things to Watch When Huntington Ingalls Reports Tomorrow

Numbers matter. These three numbers matter most of all.

Tue May 3

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United Technologies Stock Downgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

One ace aerospace investor sees little reason to own United Technologies stock anymore.

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3 Things to Watch When Clean Energy Fuels Stock Reports Tomorrow

Perhaps surprisingly for a "natural gas stock," most of what we'll be looking at may be more tied to the price of oil.

Mon May 2

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Buy Groupon After a 50% Price Drop? 3 Things You Need to Know

One analysts says to not buy Groupon yet -- another says don't buy it ever.

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3 Things to Watch When Kratos Defense and Security Stock Reports Wednesday

Gosh, that was a long title. We'll keep the rest of this pretty short, though.

Sat Apr 30

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SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force, Together at Last

The Air Force has a new way to get to space, and SpaceX has a new source of income.

Fri Apr 29

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Can United Technologies Stock Soar Without Sikorsky?

Valuation notwithstanding, investors seem to think so. But are they right?

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Baidu Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Things were bad, and they're still not great -- but they're getting better for Baidu.

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Raytheon Tapped to Upgrade Qatar Navy

U.S. missiles are headed for the Gulf, but who will build the boats to float them?

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Raytheon Beats on Earnings, Stock Falls (Wait... What?)

It may not be the wrong call, but it sure is weird timing.

Thu Apr 28

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3 Things to Watch When Sturm, Ruger Reports on Monday

The gunmaker is heading downrange. Will Wall Street remember to cease firing?

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Guess Who's Selling Australia $1.2 Billion Worth of Missiles?

No surprise here. It's us.

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With or Without NASA, SpaceX Is Going to Mars

SpaceX just changed the world with one tweet. Here's what you need to know about "Mars 2018."

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Oshkosh's Astounding Earnings

Half of Oshkosh's business is still floundering, but that didn't matter a bit.

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Boeing Earnings Are Over. Please Move Along.

And please move the order book tally up by 10 planes.

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Buy CVR Partners Stock After a 74% Price Surge? 3 Things You Need to Know

The fertilizer maker has had a good year. One analyst thinks it will get better.

Wed Apr 27

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A New (Maritime) Mission for Old A-10 Warthogs?

Fairchild Republic's old winged warhorse rides again over the South China Sea.

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Fueled by Tax Benefit, Northrop Grumman Stock Powers Ahead

But would Northrop still be profitable without its new accounting change?

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