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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.
The bull market is likely to celebrate its eighth birthday under the Trump presidency, but gains will again be middling.
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Some of the distinction between growth and value is in the eye of the beholder.
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Though risks are high, expect modest gains for the remainder of the year.
The silver economy will create golden opportunities for investors.
Don't make snap decisions about your portfolio. Brexit may just be a speed bump, not a brick wall, for a bull market that refuses to die.
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