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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 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

Your Mind, Your Money
November 2019

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 narratives.

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Economic Forecasts
November 2019

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.

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Stock Watch
November 2019

Where to Invest, 2020

Eight trends point to what we think is a modestly bullish outlook for stocks.

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Markets
August 2019

Market Volatility: Get Used to It

The second pullback of 2019 is probably not the end of the bull market.

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Your Mind, Your Money
August 2019

Beware Dark Patterns on the Web

These sites are designed to steer or coerce people into making unintended decisions.

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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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Tech Stocks
July 2019

How to Dodge Tech-Stock Drama

Regulatory and trade risks mean investors must tread carefully.

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Stocks & Bonds
June 2019

2019 Midyear Investing Outlook: Where to Put Your Money Now

Tariff tantrums and rising labor costs are weighing down this aging bull market.

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SLIDE SHOW
June 2019

5 Stocks to Buy Now for the Rest of 2019

One-third of the way into 2019, the U.S. stock market looked more resilient than ever with the bull snapping back from a devastating correction like a bovine half its age. Stocks hit a new high on April ...

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Economic Forecasts
June 2019

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.

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Your Mind, Your Money
May 2019

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.

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Your Mind, Your Money
March 2019

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.

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Stock Watch
January 2019

What’s Next for a Turbulent Market

Investors wonder if it’s sink or swim for stocks. Our take: time to bottom-fish.

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Stocks & Bonds
November 2018

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.

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Your Mind, Your Money
November 2018

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 long-term plan.

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Politics
October 2018

What the Midterm Elections Mean to Your Money

Regardless of the results of the election, putting an end to the uncertainty is likely to be a plus for your portfolio.

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Your Mind, Your Money
October 2018

Retirees, Go Ahead and Spend a Little (More)

Successful savers have prospered by living below their means. Frugality often becomes a preference—sometimes to an excessive degree.

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