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Anne Kates Smith

Senior 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 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.

Latest Features

QUIZ
April 2018

Are You Ready for Earnings Season?

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...

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Markets
March 2018

What to Do When the Bull Market Stumbles

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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Your Mind, Your Money
March 2018

To Save More, Tap Into Your Emotions

Objecs that have special meaning to you could be the key to identifying your savings goals.

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2018

Protect Your Retirement in a Volatile Stock Market

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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Mutual Funds
February 2018

Mutual Fund Rankings, 2018

U.S. stocks posted stellar results, but foreign stocks did even better.

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Your Mind, Your Money
January 2018

Don't Step Into These Saving Traps

Some behavioral biases seem tailor-made to foil retirement savers. But their ill effects are smaller for those who are aware of them.

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Stock Watch
December 2017

Where to Invest in 2018

As the bull climbs on and optimism rises, this market is getting closer to its peak.

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Scams
December 2017

Fighting Financial Fraud and Identity Theft

Learn what it's like on the front lines on our ride along with the scam police.

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Kip Tips
December 2017

4 Steps to Avoiding Investment Scams

Be sure to invest safely.

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Markets
December 2017

Market Strategist: Invest in Tech, Financials in 2018

Stocks of large companies with faster-than-average earnings growth are the best bets for 2018, says J.P. Morgan's Samantha Azzarello.

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Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets
December 2017

Investors, Find Bargains Overseas in 2018

Time to check your allocations. The bull run in the U.S. means the better valuations are abroad.

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Your Mind, Your Money
October 2017

The Psychology of a Market Bubble

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.

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QUIZ
October 2017

The Bear Market Quiz

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...

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2017

7 Moves for Retirees to Survive a Market Swoon

After a long stretch of calm and a relentless rally, the stock market could be headed for trouble. Stock market corrections, typically defined as a loss between 10% and 20% from the peak, occur about every ...

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Your Mind, Your Money
August 2017

To Save More, Focus on the Future

When imagining your financial life, clarity counts. A vague desire for peace of mind might become “I want to have at least $1 million.”

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QUIZ
December 2017

Test Your Bull Market IQ

There’s a saying on Wall Street: Don’t confuse brains with a bull market. It means that when most stocks are gaining day after day, it’s easy to look smart. Stocks have been in a bull market sin...

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Stocks & Bonds
July 2017

Will White House Scandals Derail the Stock Market?

Forget parallels to Watergate. The economy is in much better shape today.

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