Anne Kates Smith

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, 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.

Ariel's John W. Rogers Jr.: Value and Small Stocks Will Lead
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Markets

Ariel's John W. Rogers Jr.: Value and Small Stocks Will Lead

The new value cycle is just getting going. Celebrated value investor John Rogers gives his take on what's to come, which sectors he thinks are cheap r…
May 28, 2021
5 Stocks to Buy Now
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5 Stocks to Buy Now

These five picks cover markets from clean energy to financial services to online education.
May 26, 2021
Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Invest Now
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Invest Now

After a powerful start, stocks will grind higher in the second half of 2021. But watch out for curveballs.
May 23, 2021
5 Stocks to Sell or Avoid for 2021
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

5 Stocks to Sell or Avoid for 2021

In investing, pruning is prudent. Here are five stocks to sell (or avoid if you're looking for new holdings) as the calendar flips to 2021.
December 16, 2020
Stephanie Link: Expect Above-Average Gains in 2021
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Economic Forecasts

Stephanie Link: Expect Above-Average Gains in 2021

The chief investment strategist and portfolio manager at Hightower Advisors says profits point the way for 2021.
November 29, 2020
Where to Invest in 2021
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Economic Forecasts

Where to Invest in 2021

With the election in the rearview mirror, investors can turn their full attention to the economic recovery and progress on the pandemic.
November 28, 2020
R.I.P. 60-40 Portfolio
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Becoming an Investor

R.I.P. 60-40 Portfolio

The old standby allocation of 60% stocks and 40% government bonds might not work for buy-and-hold investors anymore.
November 2, 2020
Election Turmoil Could Rattle Stocks
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Politics

Election Turmoil Could Rattle Stocks

When Al Gore and George Bush fought it out, the S&P 500 fell 6% from election night through the day following Gore’s concession.
October 28, 2020
How Presidential Elections Affect the Stock Market
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Politics

How Presidential Elections Affect the Stock Market

Myths abound, but when it comes to your portfolio, it's not as simple as which party wins the White House.
October 26, 2020
Keeping an Eye on Future Returns
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Keeping an Eye on Future Returns

Here’s what experts see ahead—and way ahead—for the performance of stocks and bonds.
October 19, 2020
What's Next for Stocks
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Coronavirus and Your Money

What's Next for Stocks

The bulls aren’t ready to end the party, but don’t expect it to be all fun and games.
October 2, 2020
Gambling in Stocks Is Risky Business
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Investor Psychology

Gambling in Stocks Is Risky Business

Part of the fun of investing is betting on the “next big thing.” Who doesn't want to discover the next Amazon, Netflix or Tesla?
September 30, 2020
10 Things You Must Know About Bull Markets
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10 Things You Must Know About Bull Markets

It's easy to look smart when most stocks are gaining day after day, but how much do you really know about the workings of bull markets?
August 19, 2020
Bonds: 10 Things You Need to Know
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Bonds: 10 Things You Need to Know

Bonds can be more complex than stocks, but it's not hard to become a knowledgeable fixed-income investor.
July 22, 2020
New Bull Market? Or Same Old Bear?
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New Bull Market? Or Same Old Bear?

The rally since March has been historic, but it still needs to prove itself.
July 1, 2020
5 Stocks to Buy for an Uncertain 2020
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5 Stocks to Buy for an Uncertain 2020

These five stocks offer a balance of offense and defense to help you finesse your way through a tricky outlook.
June 5, 2020
Where to Put Your Money Now: Our 2020 Midyear Investing Outlook
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Where to Put Your Money Now: Our 2020 Midyear Investing Outlook

The market is finding its way in a changed landscape. Our advice: Tilt toward stocks rather than bonds and cash, and favor U.S. over international hol…
June 5, 2020
Jim Paulsen: Go With a Mix of Offense, Defense and Tech
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Jim Paulsen: Go With a Mix of Offense, Defense and Tech

The Leuthold Group investment strategist sees fear priced into stocks, with bargains out there in riskier choices.
June 5, 2020
How to Handle a Bear Market
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How to Handle a Bear Market

If you’ve got to take action, boost your savings rate or scout for mispriced securities. And check that your portfolio is in line with your goals.
May 7, 2020
Mark Zandi: The U.S. Economy Won't Recover Until We Have a Vaccine or Treatment
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Economic Forecasts

Mark Zandi: The U.S. Economy Won't Recover Until We Have a Vaccine or Treatment

The chief economist of Moody's Analytics predicts the pace and shape of the recovery from the coronavirus-driven downturn.
May 6, 2020
Is the Worst Over for Stocks?
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Is the Worst Over for Stocks?

Even if it isn’t, investors who wait for the market bottom may well miss it.
May 4, 2020
8 Facts You Need to Know About Bear Markets
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8 Facts You Need to Know About Bear Markets

There are few things scarier to an investor than bear markets.
May 4, 2020
How to Survive the Economic Fallout from COVID-19
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How to Survive the Economic Fallout from COVID-19

The bull market and economic expansion are over. Here's what to do now.
March 26, 2020
Is Your Mutual Fund Politically Biased?
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Is Your Mutual Fund Politically Biased?

A recent study showed that partisan-leaning managers invest about 43% of assets in firms whose executives share the managers’ party affiliation.
March 6, 2020
Investors, Look Past Global Tensions
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Investors, Look Past Global Tensions

The average time it has taken for stocks to bottom is 22 days, with the market recovering all losses in an average of 47 days.
January 30, 2020
Where to Invest, 2020
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Where to Invest, 2020

Eight trends point to what we think is a modestly bullish outlook for stocks.
December 11, 2019
Stories That Move the Economy
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Investor Psychology

Stories That Move the Economy

Economist Robert Shiller predicted runaway home prices and the stock market bubble of the late 1990s. Now he’s writing about the influence of viral na…
November 27, 2019