Anne Kates Smith

Anne Kates Smith

Executive Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Anne Kates Smith brings Wall Street to Main Street, with decades of experience 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,  authors Kiplinger’s biannual stock-market outlooks and writes the "Your Mind and Your Money" column, a take on behavioral finance and how investors can get out of their own way. Smith began her journalism 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., the third-oldest college in America.

 

Smart Investing in a Bear Market
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Smart Investing in a Bear Market

Here's how to make the most of today’s dicey market.
June 22, 2022
8 Facts You Must Know About Bear Markets
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8 Facts You Must Know About Bear Markets

Bear markets can be terrifying, but they're normal, inevitable and – most importantly – don't last forever.
June 13, 2022
Buy Value Stocks, Says J.P. Morgan’s David Kelly
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Buy Value Stocks, Says J.P. Morgan’s David Kelly

This investing strategist says to use valuation as your guide for stock investing opportunities in the balance of 2022. Plus, bonds are looking better…
May 23, 2022
Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Invest Now
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Invest Now

Much hinges on whether the Fed can guide the economy to a soft landing.
May 22, 2022
BofA's Savita Subramanian: Stocks Are in for a Volatile Year
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BofA's Savita Subramanian: Stocks Are in for a Volatile Year

A lot has happened already in 2022, says the head of equity and quantitative strategy at BofA Securities. But the market's roller-coaster ride is far …
March 28, 2022
TDV: A Fund Featuring Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks
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TDV: A Fund Featuring Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks

Tech was the biggest payer of dividends among all S&P 500 sectors in 2021, according to CFRA.
March 24, 2022
Stock Market Correction? It's a Buying Opportunity
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Stock Market Correction? It's a Buying Opportunity

Volatility isn't going away any time soon, but a correction could create buying opportunities.
February 24, 2022
Fidelity Quality Factor ETF Flies Under the Radar
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ETFs

Fidelity Quality Factor ETF Flies Under the Radar

Investors will likely benefit from a "flight to quality" in 2022 and this Fidelity fund offers higher rewards and lower risk than its peers.
February 23, 2022
5 Stocks to Sell for 2022
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5 Stocks to Sell for 2022

Sometimes, even good companies make for less-than-desirable investments. These five stocks look like Sells heading into 2022.
December 7, 2021
Where to Invest in 2022
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Where to Invest in 2022

Investors will have to curb their enthusiasm as markets get back to normal.
November 24, 2021
SoFi’s Liz Young on the 2022 Investing Outlook
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

SoFi’s Liz Young on the 2022 Investing Outlook

SoFi’s head of investment strategy sees rising rates as one of the hurdles facing stocks in 2022.
November 23, 2021
Tune Up Your Stock Portfolio for 2022
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Becoming an Investor

Tune Up Your Stock Portfolio for 2022

The outperformance of stocks in 2021 might leave you a bit more exposed than you should be. The end of the year is a great time to rebalance.
November 3, 2021
The Best Funds to Buy for the Roaring ’20s
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Economic Forecasts

The Best Funds to Buy for the Roaring ’20s

Stock market boom? Check. Economy on fire? For now. But this century isn't like the last in important ways.
October 28, 2021
Ariel's John W. Rogers Jr.: Value and Small Stocks Will Lead
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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
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 31, 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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Markets

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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Investing for Income

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