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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.
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.
These one-decision investments can teach you to stick with your investing strategy and remain calm no matter what's happening in the markets.
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Probably not. But you can take steps to prepare for more ups and downs.
Corporate profits are the lifeblood of the stock market. During earnings seasons, which occur four times a year and follow the calendar’s four quarters, Wall Street is abuzz with corporate profit...
Corrections like the one in early February made plenty of investors nervous, but they can offer a good time to reset your investing strategy.
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After a long stretch of calm and a relentless rally, the stock market appears to be taking a breather. No one should be surprised -- unless you’re surprised it took so long for this bull market to take ...
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U.S. stocks posted stellar results, but foreign stocks did even better.
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Some behavioral biases seem tailor-made to foil retirement savers. But their ill effects are smaller for those who are aware of them.
As the bull climbs on and optimism rises, this market is getting closer to its peak.
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Learn what it's like on the front lines on our ride along with the scam police.
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Be sure to invest safely.
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Stocks of large companies with faster-than-average earnings growth are the best bets for 2018, says J.P. Morgan's Samantha Azzarello.
Time to check your allocations. The bull run in the U.S. means the better valuations are abroad.
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The best defense against a bubble is a well-diversified portfolio. That helps ensure that losses in one sector or asset class won’t sink you overall.
There are few things scarier to an investor than bear markets. But they are a fact of life when it comes to both stocks and physics—what goes up must come down. The good news is that the long-term t...