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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.
After a long stretch of calm and a relentless rally, the stock market could be headed for trouble. Stock market corrections, typically defined as a loss between 10% and 20% from the peak, occur about every ...
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Forget parallels to Watergate. The economy is in much better shape today.
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No one knows for sure, of course, but mark your calendar for the summer of 2018.
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Corporate America is firing on all cylinders, but share prices are high and so are risks.
We talk with Sebastien Page about what investors can expect from stocks for the rest of 2017.
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, ...
When it comes to managing our portfolios, we tend to fall into one of four behavioral types.
Keep higher prices from nibbling away at your portfolio.
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Lock in some profits and rebalance your portfolio, but don't go overboard.
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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Faster growth and lower taxes compete with inflation and higher rates.
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.
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 ...
Taking some profits on your stock gains isn't a bad idea. But don't rush headlong for the exits.
The bull market is likely to celebrate its eighth birthday under the Trump presidency, but gains will again be middling.