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Elizabeth Leary

Contributing Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Elizabeth Leary (née Ody) first joined Kiplinger in 2006 as a reporter, and has held various positions on staff and as a contributor in the years since. Her writing has also appeared in Barron's, BloombergBusinessweek, The Washington Post and other outlets.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

8 Risky Stocks That Are Worth the Risk

Want big returns? Take on big risks. So goes the inescapable calculus of investing. With so many investors focused on safety and income these days, we decided to take a contrarian approach by looking for ...

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Index Funds
July 2016

Should You Be an Index Investor?

Although index funds offer quite a few benefits, rock-bottom expenses are most significant.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Best Stocks for a Trump or Clinton Presidency

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — one or the other will be president next year. How might that affect your stock portfolio? We've assembled two lists: One of seven firms that stand to benefit if Trump ...

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Stocks & Bonds
July 2016

How to Build Your Own Bond Portfolio

When creating a portfolio, look at credit ratings, yield, cost-comparisons and more.

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Best Stocks for a Hillary Clinton Presidency

We’ve compiled a list of firms that stand to benefit if Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is elected in November. Because Clinton has been in politics longer and has released a greater ...

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2016

Best Stocks for a Donald Trump Presidency

As the Republican Party formally nominates Donald Trump, investors may want to position their portfolios for the November election by considering stocks likely to benefit from a win by either candidate. ...

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Stock Watch
June 2016

What’s the Right Price to Pay for Amazon's Stock?

The e-commerce giant’s shares continue to defy gravity even though consistent profit growth has long eluded the company.

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Saving for Retirement
June 2016

8 Things You Must Know About the New Broker Rule

Uncle Sam is raising the bar for advice that brokers give to retirement savers.

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Stock Watch
June 2016

4 Cheap Bank Stocks to Buy Ahead of a Fed Rate Hike

Many financial companies will benefit once the Fed gets serious about lifting interest rates.

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Fund Watch
May 2016

Covered-Call Funds Offer Big Payouts

By selling call options on the stocks in their portfolios, these funds earn extra income.

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Financial Planning
April 2016

What the Government's New Financial-Adviser Rule Means to You

The Department of Labor aims to keep bad investments out of your retirement accounts.

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Markets
March 2016

Invest in Start-Ups? It's Buyer Beware

Equity crowdfunding will soon be open to all investors, but this brave new world has its pitfalls.

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Wealth Management
July 2016

What Life Is Like After Winning the Lottery

The financial crisis and downturn in real estate turned out to be an invaluable learning opportunity for this Powerball winner.

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Stock Watch
February 2016

Some Investors Seek Safety in Gold Amid Stock Volatility

Recent dollar weakness and growing talk about negative interest rates are pushing up the yellow metal.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2016

Best Nasdaq Stocks for Dividends

You might not think of “Nasdaq” as synonymous with big dividends. The Nasdaq Composite index, which essentially consists of every domestic and foreign stock that trades on the exchange, has long been ...

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Fund Watch
January 2016

Managed Futures Funds Let You Ride Trends for Profit

When stocks and bonds wipe out, these funds can make money. But they need the right conditions from the Fed and other central banks.

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Fund Watch
August 2013

Should You Give These Former Star Fund Managers Another Chance?

We examine 6 managers whose funds once shone brightly to see if there's reason to stick around.

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