Deborah Yao

Deborah Yao

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Deborah Yao is an award-winning journalist, editor, and personal finance columnist who has held editorial roles at Kiplinger, The Wharton School, Amazon, The Associated Press, S&P Global (SNL Kagan) and MarketWatch. She specializes in writing and editing articles on finance and technology, with particular expertise in the areas of stock analysis, monetary policy, fintech, blockchain, macroeconomics, financial planning, taxes, among others. She has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, CBS News, ABC News, Wharton Magazine, and many other news outlets.

As a journalist, Deborah has interviewed many CEOs, Wall Street analysts, asset managers, several governors, mayors, a few cabinet secretaries – and the odd celebrity or two.

She also was a cofounder of a games startup based in New York, serving as the chief operating officer. On occasion, she is asked to interview cryptocurrency CEOs at the Penn Blockchain Conference held at the University of Pennsylvania, such as Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes, and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee.

She is a graduate of Stanford University, where she was a student reporter for the Stanford Daily. Deborah also speaks Tagalog and Taiwanese.

Follow her on Twitter at @deborahyao.

7 Defense Stocks to Buy as Geopolitical Risks Rise
military people walking with helicopter in background
stocks

7 Defense Stocks to Buy as Geopolitical Risks Rise

The war in Ukraine is sparking accelerated spending across the defense industry. These top-rated stocks could capitalize on the growth.
March 31, 2022
UBS: 7 Best Stocks to Buy Now for Pricing Power
woman showing strength in shadow
stocks to buy

UBS: 7 Best Stocks to Buy Now for Pricing Power

Some of the best stocks to buy now include those that are able to navigate higher inflation, say the pros. These seven top-rated picks fit the bill.
November 17, 2021
13 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy
tiny pink airplane flying higher over rising blocks
dividend stocks

13 Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy

Dividend growth, not yield, typically drives outperformance. Thus, you're getting more than just security from these safe dividend stocks.
October 22, 2021
Best Airline Stocks to Buy Amid a Rocky Recovery
airplane flying in sky
stocks

Best Airline Stocks to Buy Amid a Rocky Recovery

Airline stocks are widely viewed as major beneficiaries of a global reopening. But some carriers look better than others, especially in the face of De…
September 23, 2021
7 Best Green Energy Stocks to Buy
renewable green energy stock concept art
investing

7 Best Green Energy Stocks to Buy

Investments in green energy stocks are on the rise. These seven names could benefit from a long-term trend toward sustainability.
August 26, 2021
7 Impressive International Stocks Set to Fly
Earth held in human hands
stocks

7 Impressive International Stocks Set to Fly

With the S&P 500 trading near record highs, U.S. stocks are looking pricey these days. This list of international stocks could provide a better value …
August 23, 2021
7 Best Communication Services Stocks for the Rest of 2021
social media concept
stocks

7 Best Communication Services Stocks for the Rest of 2021

Communication services stocks have done well in 2021, and this list of names could continue to see growth through year's end and beyond.
July 26, 2021
5 Tech Stocks That Bargain Hunters Will Love
Sign that says "massive stock clearance"
tech stocks

5 Tech Stocks That Bargain Hunters Will Love

The market is frothy, and tech stocks are certainly to blame. But with these five picks, you can get exposure to the sector without getting fleeced.
May 27, 2021
10 Super-Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
birthday cake
dividend stocks

10 Super-Safe Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Want to have your cake and eat it, too? Here are 10 safe dividend stocks that have a strong history of boosting cash payouts to shareholders.
April 30, 2021
Best Airline Stocks to Buy as the Industry Takes Off Again
A silhouette of a traveler walking through an airport.
stocks

Best Airline Stocks to Buy as the Industry Takes Off Again

Airline stocks are widely believed to be among the top beneficiaries of a global reopening. But there could be short-term turbulence, and some carrier…
March 25, 2021
5 Best Video Game Stocks to Play for Years
A man playing video games at a monitor in a row of several monitors.
tech stocks

5 Best Video Game Stocks to Play for Years

Even the best video game stocks are starting to cool off after a white-hot 2020. That spells opportunity for investors wanting to get in on a promisin…
March 12, 2021
5 Travel Stocks to Buy as Americans Hit the Road
A couple sits in the boot of their van while looking out at the beach
stocks to buy

5 Travel Stocks to Buy as Americans Hit the Road

Travel stocks are expected to enjoy a massive tailwind as more Americans are immunized against COVID ... and Wall Street knows it.
February 26, 2021
7 Green Energy Stocks That Could Catch a 2021 Tailwind
energy stocks

7 Green Energy Stocks That Could Catch a 2021 Tailwind

A friendlier political climate could do wonders for the market's best green energy stocks in 2021. Check out these seven potential-packed picks.
December 11, 2020
5 Best Communication Services Stocks to Buy for 2021
Concept art of different communications between people
stocks to buy

5 Best Communication Services Stocks to Buy for 2021

The best communication services stocks for the coming year have a high bar to clear if they hope to exceed their 2020 outperformance.
November 18, 2020