25 Stock Picks for an Aging Bull Market

It’s the downside of up markets.

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It’s the downside of up markets. The longer and higher share prices advance, the harder it is to find good companies selling at attractive prices. So with Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index having more than tripled during a five-and-a-half-year bull run, we asked some of the best investors in the business for their best stock picks.

Our pros represent all manner of investing styles, including those who favor big companies and those who favor small fry, those who specialize in fast growers and those who seek bargains, and those who invest mainly in the U.S. and those who scour the globe for opportunities.


Stock prices and other data as of Aug. 26. Earnings estimates provided by Thomson Reuters.

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Anne Kates Smith
Executive Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Anne Kates Smith brings Wall Street to Main Street, with decades of experience 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,  authors Kiplinger’s biannual stock-market outlooks and writes the "Your Mind and Your Money" column, a take on behavioral finance and how investors can get out of their own way. Smith began her journalism career as a writer and columnist for USA Today. Prior to joining Kiplinger, 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., the third-oldest college in America.