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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

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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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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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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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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Your Mind, Your Money
August 2018

Don't Fall Into the Diversification Trap

Researchers discovered that, when it comes to investment fees, diversification efforts can backfire.

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Markets
August 2018

Trade-War Threats Weigh on the Market

A tilt toward domestic-focused stocks makes sense for most investors.

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Kiplinger Bookshelf
July 2018

Stock Watch
July 2018

Ed Yardeni Makes a Case for Bullishness

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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SLIDE SHOW
June 2018

5 Stocks to Buy for 2018

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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Stocks & Bonds
June 2018

Where to Invest Now: Our Midyear Outlook for 2018

Our forecast: Higher stock prices by year-end, with continued volatility and a slight chance of worrisome headwinds.

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Your Mind, Your Money
May 2018

What We Can Learn from Target-Date Funds

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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Stocks & Bonds
May 2018

Is the Stock Market Correction Over?

Probably not. But you can take steps to prepare for more ups and downs.

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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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