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Anne Kates Smith

Senior 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 edits the magazine's forward-looking "Ahead" section 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
July 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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Stocks & Bonds
July 2017

Will White House Scandals Derail the Stock Market?

Forget parallels to Watergate. The economy is in much better shape today.

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Stock Watch
June 2017

When Will the Bull Market End?

No one knows for sure, of course, but mark your calendar for the summer of 2018.

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Stock Watch
May 2017

Where to Invest for the Rest of 2017

Corporate America is firing on all cylinders, but share prices are high and so are risks.

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Markets
May 2017

T. Rowe Price Strategist: Best Investments to Own in an Expensive Market

We talk with Sebastien Page about what investors can expect from stocks for the rest of 2017.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

5 Stocks to Buy Now

It's hard to pick winners in such a long-running bull market, but we think investors who bet on an improving economy and venture overseas will prosper. We see more gains ahead for these five stocks, ...

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Your Mind, Your Money
May 2017

What Kind of Investor Are You?

When it comes to managing our portfolios, we tend to fall into one of four behavioral types.

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Financial Planning
March 2017

Investors, Inflation-Proof Your Assets

Keep higher prices from nibbling away at your portfolio.

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Stock Watch
February 2017

How Nervous Investors Should Play the Trump Rally

Lock in some profits and rebalance your portfolio, but don't go overboard.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

How Higher Interest Rates Affect Your Pocketbook

The “lower for longer” mantra for interest rates looks like it’s finished for now. In December, the Federal Reserve bumped up the rate it charges banks for overnight loans by 0.25 percentage point, ...

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Economic Forecasts
January 2016

The Trump Effect on Financial Markets

Faster growth and lower taxes compete with inflation and higher rates.

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Your Mind, Your Money
January 2017

Investors, How Much Risk Can You Stand?

If you are taking on more risk than you can emotionally tolerate, you’ll hit the panic button and sell at the worst possible time.

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2017

27 Best Stocks for 2017

Amid a dense fog of uncertainty, an aging bull will have to find its footing in 2017. Rarely has the way forward been so obscured by the murky policies of a new political regime, as well as by questions ...

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Stock Watch
December 2016

Protect Your Retirement Nest Egg During the Trump Rally

Taking some profits on your stock gains isn't a bad idea. But don't rush headlong for the exits.

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Stock Watch
November 2016

Where to Invest in 2017

The bull market is likely to celebrate its eighth birthday under the Trump presidency, but gains will again be middling.

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Fund Watch
November 2016

6 Best Mutual Funds for Investing in Value Stocks

These funds will benefit from the shift away from growth and toward value stocks.

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QUIZ
December 2016

Test Your Investing IQ

You call yourself a savvy investor? Prove it. Here are 10 questions designed to test your market mettle. See how wise you are in the ways of bull and bear markets, stocks and bonds, understanding yiel...

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