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Anne Kates Smith

Executive Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Anne Kates Smith brings Wall Street to Main Street, covering investments and personal finance for real people trying to navigate fast-changing markets, preserve financial security or plan for the future. She oversees the magazine's Investing coverage and writes the "Your Mind and Your Money" column. Smith began her career as a writer and columnist for USA Today. Prior to joining Kiplinger's, she was a senior editor at U.S. News & World Report and a contributing columnist for TheStreet. Smith is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Md.

Latest Features

QUIZ
December 2017

Test Your Bull Market IQ

There’s a saying on Wall Street: Don’t confuse brains with a bull market. It means that when most stocks are gaining day after day, it’s easy to look smart. Stocks have been in a bull market sin...

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QUIZ
October 2017

The Bear Market Quiz

There are few things scarier to an investor than bear markets. But they are a fact of life when it comes to both stocks and physics—what goes up must come down. The good news is that the long-term t...

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Your Mind, Your Money
August 2018

Don't Fall Into the Diversification Trap

Researchers discovered that, when it comes to investment fees, diversification efforts can backfire.

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Markets
August 2018

Trade-War Threats Weigh on the Market

A tilt toward domestic-focused stocks makes sense for most investors.

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Kiplinger Bookshelf
July 2018

Stock Watch
July 2018

Ed Yardeni Makes a Case for Bullishness

The economist and market strategist expects Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to rise 14% for the rest of 2018 and no recession for at least a couple of years.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

5 Stocks to Buy for 2018

This bull market has been a long-running one, almost a record. But the challenges are mounting, making for a volatile market. Normally at this stage, investors might think about raising their bond holdings, ...

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Stocks & Bonds
June 2018

Where to Invest Now: Our Midyear Outlook for 2018

Our forecast: Higher stock prices by year-end, with continued volatility and a slight chance of worrisome headwinds.

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Your Mind, Your Money
May 2018

What We Can Learn from Target-Date Funds

These one-decision investments can teach you to stick with your investing strategy and remain calm no matter what's happening in the markets.

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Stocks & Bonds
May 2018

Is the Stock Market Correction Over?

Probably not. But you can take steps to prepare for more ups and downs.

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QUIZ
April 2018

Are You Ready for Earnings Season?

Corporate profits are the lifeblood of the stock market. During earnings seasons, which occur four times a year and follow the calendar’s four quarters, Wall Street is abuzz with corporate profit...

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Markets
March 2018

What to Do When the Bull Market Stumbles

Corrections like the one in early February made plenty of investors nervous, but they can offer a good time to reset your investing strategy.

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Your Mind, Your Money
March 2018

To Save More, Tap Into Your Emotions

Objecs that have special meaning to you could be the key to identifying your savings goals.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2018

Protect Your Retirement in a Volatile Stock Market

After a long stretch of calm and a relentless rally, the stock market appears to be taking a breather. No one should be surprised -- unless you’re surprised it took so long for this bull market to take ...

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Mutual Funds
February 2018

Mutual Fund Rankings, 2018

U.S. stocks posted stellar results, but foreign stocks did even better.

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Your Mind, Your Money
January 2018

Don't Step Into These Saving Traps

Some behavioral biases seem tailor-made to foil retirement savers. But their ill effects are smaller for those who are aware of them.

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Stock Watch
December 2017

Where to Invest in 2018

As the bull climbs on and optimism rises, this market is getting closer to its peak.

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