Using TODAY() as a date range

edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

Hi All, I was hoping to be able to use the TODAY() function as part of a date range check using the IF and AND functions then using column name >= TODAY, column name <= TODAY() in a nested IF statment.

=IF(Complete1 = 1, "Up", IF(Start1 = TODAY(), "Angle Up", IF(AND(Start1 >= TODAY(), Finish1 <= TODAY()), "Sideways", IF(Finish1 < TODAY(), "Down"))))

Everything works it's just when I add the IF(AND(.... in the formula it returns nothing at all regardless of the date it is checking.