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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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Thu Oct 16

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Boeing's Order Book Tops the 1,000 Mark

Believe it or not, though, that could be a problem for Boeing's most popular airplane.

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Nuclear Fusion -- Did Lockheed Martin Just Solve the Energy Crisis?

In 10 years' time, Lockheed Martin could be powering aircraft with nuclear fusion. But that's not good news for everybody...

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Don't Count on Elections to Save Your Defense Stocks

Spendthrift politicians -- whatever their political party -- may have a hard time increasing defense spending. Investors should take note.

Wed Oct 15

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Sikorsky's Newest Helicopter Is Nearly as Fast as an Airplane -- And It's Got Rockets

But is the S-97 Raider good enough to keep United Technologies in the helicopters business?

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5 Superball Stocks Dropped Hard Last Week -- Which One Might Bounce Back?

Sometimes, the farther a ball falls, the higher it bounces.

Tue Oct 14

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Did China Just Render America's $1 Trillion Stealth Fighter Program Obsolete?

A "new" technology, that's actually pretty old, threatens Lockheed Martin's trillion dollar fighter jet franchise -- and its investors, too.

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TMFDitty wrote about BofI Holding (BOFI) . 1:44 PM

BOFI Outperform

Solid 1.5% ROA and 17.5% ROE, plus a 20% growth rate and a very modest P/E of just 17 and change -- all this adds up to a strong case in favor of BofI outperforming the market going forward.

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BofI Holding (BOFI) will Outperform the S&P 500
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It's Time to Buy Buffalo Wild Wings Stock -- Here's Why

The stock's done well so far, but our analysis of the numbers shows it's going to do even better.

Sun Oct 12

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Defense News Roundup: FBI Gets "Black Helicopters," U.S. Missiles Head to the Baltics

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

Fri Oct 10

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Boeing Company May Never Build Another Fighter Jet Again

Just how worried should Boeing investors be about this?

Thu Oct 9

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China Gets Aggressive in the Pacific -- and Gives U.S. Arms Dealers a New Customer

Billions of dollars of defense contracts could soon go up for grabs.

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Meet the Identity Thief: How Much Is He Costing You, Personally?

Identity theft costs American companies billions of dollars a year. How big is your share?

Mon Oct 6

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5 Superball Stocks Dropped Hard Last Week; Which One Might Bounce Back?

Sometimes, the farther a ball falls, the higher it bounces.

Sun Oct 5

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Defense News Roundup: Allies Get UAVs, UAE to Purchase Rapid-Fire Rockets

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

Sat Oct 4

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TMFDitty published an article 10:37 AM

Army Blimps to Rise Over White House?

Pentagon revives 19th-century technology to protect the nation's capital in the 21st century.

Thu Oct 2

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Taiwan Is Building a New Navy -- and U.S. Companies Aren't Invited

But is there still a way that U.S. defense contractors can get a piece of the action in Southeast Asia?

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Latvia Expands Its Armored Forces by 4,100%--Watch Out Russia

Is it a case of too little, too late for Latvia -- or of "just in time" to save the defense industry?

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If America Can't Return to Space, Blame the Lawyers

NASA's multi-billion dollar Commercial Crew contract is in jeopardy -- and from an unexpected source.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:39 PM

Raytheon Company Rushes to Restock Israel's Iron Dome

How big is Raytheon's recent contract to supply parts for Israel's Iron Dome? $149 million big.

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