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Nancy Zambell

Chief Analyst, Cabot Money Club

Nancy Zambell has spent 30 years educating and helping individual investors navigate the minefields of the financial industry. She has created and/or written numerous investment publications, including UnDiscovered Stocks, UnTapped Opportunities, and Nancy Zambell’s Buried Treasures under $10. Nancy has worked with for many years as an editor and interviewer for their on-site video studios.

As a lecturer and educator, Nancy has led seminars for individual investors at the National Association of Investors, Investment Expo and the Money Show. She has also taught finance, economics and banking at the college level, and has been quoted extensively in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, and BusinessWeek.

Nancy’s book, Make Money Buying & Selling Stocks is an introduction for new investors and a reminder for experienced investors on how to profit in the stock market.

From this author
Disruptive technologies and products change the world. Disruptive stocks make early investors a ton of money. Here’s what I mean.
If you don’t anticipate moving, 2 extra mortgage payments a year can save you tens of thousands of dollars and cut years off your loan.
Buying or selling LEAPs puts can benefit investors who want longer-term contracts with less volatility than shorter-dated options.
Not many people do it, but it’s important to set price targets on all your stocks the second you buy them. Here’s how to do it.
Learn how to find the best retirement income streams with low-risk, simple investments that can generate strong returns over time.
Learn the best ways to get out of credit card debt and make better decisions with your money so you can begin saving more.
If you’re worried about how the upcoming presidential election will affect you as an investor, take heart! Whoever is in the White House doesn’t affect you much at all.
Almost all of the positive performance of the last few years has been driven by large-cap growth stocks, but that doesn’t mean investors have missed the boat. Here are three that I like now.
We may hate to talk (or even think) about it, but we all understand the importance of proper estate planning. And if you’ve spent a lifetime accumulating assets to pass down to those you love, the next best thing you can do is to make sure you’ve taken the right steps to avoid leaving your heirs with a headache on top of their inheritance. This month, let’s explore the steps you can take right now to help make sure your wishes are honored and that your family doesn’t spend months or even years duking it out in court.
Life insurance policies come in many shapes and sizes, but depending on your financial situation you may not need life insurance at all.
Finding turnaround stocks can be tricky. Here are some common characteristics, which could come in quite handy in the current environment.
All of us should be saving for retirement. But if you want to protect your money from inflation, you should be investing for retirement.
Seeking out the safest investments for retirement will help you keep more of your money, helping you have a more comfortable retirement.
Markets have been sideways in the past month, affected by wars, upcoming elections, and analysts see-sawing on the possibility of a Fed rate reduction. The Federal Reserve is meeting this week, and predictions for a rate cut this year are all over the board: none, one, or two.

I expect we’ll have more volatility as we near the fall election cycle.

In the meantime, economic stats look good! Manufacturing continues to climb, jobs are still being added at a rapid pace (272,000 vs. the estimate of 190,000), and the unemployment rate—at 3.9%—remains steady.
What is a 529 plan? You can use this plan for creating a college fund for your child while saving money in the process.
People always ask us how we manage to find the market’s leading growth stocks. Here are five characteristics we screen for.
Understand these guidelines for writing a last will and testament and you could do the process yourself, saving money along the way.
Bond terminology varies from the stock terms you may be used to, but if you’re buying individual bonds this is the terminology you should understand.
Large-cap growth stocks have been the place to be for the last few years and should stay in favor based on the economic cycle. Here are three I like now.
Graduation season is upon us, and today’s high school and college graduates are about to embark on their first forays into the “real” world. We’ve put together this guide to share with the graduates in your life to help them learn how to tackle debt, make smarter financial decisions, and learn how to save and invest for a bright financial future. If you find your saving and spending don’t align with your long-term goals, these tips can help you too!
Health insurance for seniors without Medicare is possible, although there are certain details you should know about when looking.
There has been a flurry of reverse stock splits of late. Are they good for investors? Traditionally no. But there are exceptions.
Sector investing can allow you to play a group of stocks that are hot, and avoid the ones tanking. But it’s not as easy as it sounds.
If you are renting property or financially responsible for family members, then you should know how to check someone’s credit score.
Special dividends are like surprise money for shareholders, though you can also seek out companies that are about to pay them. Here’s how.
If you want to own your own business it can take your finances to the next level, but you need to ask yourself these questions first.
Markets have continued to improve, and so have economic statistics. Housing price increases—while slowing somewhat—are still on the rise, with the Case-Shiller Index posting a 7.3% increase in prices for the month.

ADP employment rose to 192,000, higher than the 183,000 expected. Job openings declined just a bit, to 8.5 million from 8.8 million last month. And the unemployment rate edged up from 3.8% to 3.9% in April.
It gets a bad rap, but a reverse stock split can change the fortunes of a public company. Here are 4 reasons why more companies should do it.
Do REITs pay dividends? Fortunately for investors, the inherent design of a REIT ensures dividend payments.