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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 . Prior to joining Kiplinger's, she was a senior editor at and a contributing columnist for TheStreet. Smith is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Md.
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
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?
June 22, 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
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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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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
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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
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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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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
Expect a Year of Moderate Gains, Ally Invest Strategist Says
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Expect a Year of Moderate Gains, Ally Invest Strategist Says

Lindsey Bell sees economic gains accelerating on lower interest rates, and favors the technology and communication services sectors.
November 27, 2019
Beware Dark Patterns on the Web
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Beware Dark Patterns on the Web

These sites are designed to steer or coerce people into making unintended decisions.
August 29, 2019
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Market Volatility: Get Used to It
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Market Volatility: Get Used to It

The second pullback of 2019 is probably not the end of the bull market.
August 29, 2019
How to Dodge Tech-Stock Drama
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How to Dodge Tech-Stock Drama

Regulatory and trade risks mean investors must tread carefully.
July 3, 2019
2019 Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Put Your Money Now
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2019 Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Put Your Money Now

Tariff tantrums and rising labor costs are weighing down this aging bull market.
June 6, 2019
Investment Strategist Says It’s Time for a Defensive Approach
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Investment Strategist Says It’s Time for a Defensive Approach

Brian Nick of Nuveen sees a range of hazards for a “choppy” and “frustrating” market in 2019.
June 6, 2019
5 Stocks to Buy Now for the Rest of 2019
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5 Stocks to Buy Now for the Rest of 2019

One-third of the way into 2019, the U.S.
June 6, 2019
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Lessons Learned From the College Bribery Scandal
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Lessons Learned From the College Bribery Scandal

Being a snowplow parent who removes obstacles is not the way to raise emotionally healthy, money-smart kids.
May 9, 2019
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Mannequin Eye Contact and 7 Other Ways Retailers Get Us to Spend More
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Mannequin Eye Contact and 7 Other Ways Retailers Get Us to Spend More

April 18, 2019
Stocks: Why We’re Better Buyers Than Sellers
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Stocks: Why We’re Better Buyers Than Sellers

When portfolio managers are buying, they think like business owners. But when they sell, they too often devolve into stock jockeys.
March 7, 2019
What’s Next for a Turbulent Market
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What’s Next for a Turbulent Market

Investors wonder if it’s sink or swim for stocks. Our take: time to bottom-fish.
January 31, 2019
Where to Invest in 2019
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Where to Invest in 2019

Making money in stocks won’t be a walk in the park. You’ll need some protective armor to shine in a market facing a thicket of risks.
December 7, 2018
What a Bear Market Does to Your Brain
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What a Bear Market Does to Your Brain

Normal market cycles can stir up your emotions and push you to invest unwisely, but being aware of your behavioral biases can help you focus on your l…
November 29, 2018