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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 edits the magazine's forward-looking "Ahead" section 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's, 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.
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The economist and market strategist expects Standard & Poor's 500-stock index to rise 14% for the rest of 2018 and no recession for at least a couple of years.
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This bull market has been a long-running one, almost a record. But the challenges are mounting, making for a volatile market. Normally at this stage, investors might think about raising their bond holdings, ...
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Our forecast: Higher stock prices by year-end, with continued volatility and a slight chance of worrisome headwinds.
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U.S. stocks posted stellar results, but foreign stocks did even better.
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As the bull climbs on and optimism rises, this market is getting closer to its peak.
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Be sure to invest safely.
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