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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

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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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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