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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 Jun 24

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American Water Works Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Argus Research's argument for this utility is all wet.

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Russia Could Leapfrog U.S. With This Elon Musk Idea (Hint: It's Not Driverless Cars)

Eight rivals are vying to build the first Hyperloop, but only two have signed official Memoranda of Understanding. We haven't. Russia has.

Thu Jun 23

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Intuit Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Goldman Sachs thinks there's more gold to be mined from Intuit stock, even after a 12% run this year.

Wed Jun 22

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U.S. Defense Budget Contains a $100 Million Gift for Boeing

A timely Congressional amendment offers funding to an A-10 backer.

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Priceline Stock Gets 2 Buy Ratings in 2 Days: 3 Things You Need to Know

Just because everyone agrees on a buy rating doesn't necessarily mean it makes sense.

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Watch Out, AeroVironment! Raytheon Has You in Its Crosshairs

Israel's Hero 30 kamikaze drone paints a bull's-eye on one of AeroVironment's most popular military products.

Tue Jun 21

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How Does SpaceX Make Money?

Build cheaper than anyone else. Price cheaper than anyone else. Lather, rinse, and repeat until the (presumed) IPO.

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Northrop Grumman to Expand DARPA's Hush-Hush Drone Project

DARPA likes Northrop's new TERN drone so much, it's asking for seconds.

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Buy Marathon Oil Stock After a 45% Price Plunge? 3 Things You Need to Know

Oil stocks are stinkers lately, but could this one be black gold?

Mon Jun 20

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Energy: Huntington Ingalls' Forgotten Business

Could Huntington Ingalls have found any worse way to spend its money?

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What Are Assault Weapons -- And Who Makes Them?

As gun control advocates target so-called "assaults weapons", these two stocks are poised to enjoy major gains.

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Buy Under Armour for a 29% Profit? 3 Things You Need to Know

Nike is floundering, and Under Armour could pick up the slack.

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Smith & Wesson Stock Soars -- but Not Because of Orlando

Massive earnings beats -- for the quarter and the year -- propel Smith & Wesson stock higher.

Fri Jun 17

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How Much Does It Cost to Launch a Satellite?

That depends on who's launching it, how big the satellite is, and how far it's going.

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21 Fascinating Facts About America's New Electromagnetic Railgun

Some you may know. Most you will not.

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Want to Buy Government Properties Stock? 3 Things You Need to Know

Your government may or not be for sale, but its properties are certainly for lease.

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Congress Could Nix Asteroid Mission -- and Cost Boeing Billions

A big asteroid capture-and-exploration mission is on the chopping block.

Thu Jun 16

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Elon Musk Tells You His Plan for Mars

If you listen closely, he'll also tell you a few things about his plans closer to Earth.

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Advanced Micro Devices Stock Upgraded: 3 Things You Need to Know

Canaccord sees a lot of room for upside, but beware the downside risk. That first step could be a doozy.

Wed Jun 15

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No Hope for Cisco Stock After Downgrade? 3 Things You Need to Know

Goldman Sachs throws in the towel.

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