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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
The good news is that it seems that the markets are back on track, although we remain cautious.

Economic statistics continue to be strong, with factory orders and consumer confidence better than analysts expected. Home prices have moderated somewhat, although interest rates and the continuing lack of inventory are not helping that market.
People always ask us how we manage to find the market’s leading growth stocks. Here are five characteristics we screen for.
Tax loss harvesting is a strategy for using losing trades to offset capital gains (or actual income), and it’s the perfect silver lining to a crummy year in the market.
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.
Seeking out the safest investments for retirement will help you keep more of your money, helping you have a more comfortable retirement.
The market had a nice run in October, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 14% for the month.

The economy continues to look pretty good, with manufacturing steady, construction spending up, and employment still healthy, despite a 200-basis point increase in the unemployment rate, now 3.7%.

The Federal Reserve once again boosted the Fed Funds rate by 0.75% this month, which the markets had already built in. Right now, it looks like Fed Chair Jerome Powell may target rates even higher than the 4.5-4.75% initially projected, but the rate increases might come in smaller doses.
While going to cash to preserve capital in a downturn is a popular strategy, portfolio hedging with ETFs is a useful alternative.
The market roller coaster continued this past month, with inflation worries and rising interest rates leading the charge.

I believe this volatility will continue at least until the first quarter of next year. Consequently, I’m moving the portfolio in a more conservative direction at the moment.

Having said that, however, economic indicators continue to be positive. Motor vehicle sales are still strong, with 13.5 million units sold last month, better than expected. The ADP employment report also exceeded forecasts, with 208,000 new jobs coming online. And the unemployment rate fell to 3.5% from 3.7% the prior month.

Stock investing is just one part of achieving your retirement dreams, but how much money is enough to enjoy your retirement and avoid worry?
Health insurance for seniors without Medicare is possible, although there are certain details you should know about when looking.
While it’s not typically one of my investing parameters, exploring women-run businesses is an interesting way to find new and exciting stocks.
ETF investing is more popular than ever, and these 2 clean energy funds are attractive targets for long-term investors.
Do you avoid reverse stock splits, or are you intrigued by them? Here’s some insight on the wins and the losses. Keep reading for more.
The influx of immigrants into the U.S. has been great for business. And investors can profit from immigration with these two stocks.
Is silver a good investment? Given its store of value and multitude of industrial uses, there’s often a place for silver in portfolios.
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.
Job hunting can be stressful, but the current environment means there’s never been a better time for job seekers. Here’s where to start.
Preparing for retirement typically includes reducing aggressive holdings, the best balanced funds for retirement can help.
If you are renting property or financially responsible for family members, then you should know how to check someone’s credit score.
Streaming stocks have been in free fall of late, for a variety of reasons. But there’s one non-traditional alternative that looks good.
Buying or selling LEAPs puts can benefit investors who want longer-term contracts with less volatility than shorter-dated options.
This long-term investment strategy relies heavily on dividends and is one of the best investments for kids. Here’s how it works.
Certain businesses are struggling in this high-priced environment. If you own a business, here are a few inflation-fighting strategies.
The promise of rising interest rates spooks markets and investors, but it’s good for certain stocks - REITs in particular.
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.
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.
All of us should be saving for retirement. But if you want to protect your money from inflation, you should be investing for retirement.
Special dividends are like surprise money for shareholders, though you can also seek out companies that are about to pay them. Here’s how.
Hedge funds are supposedly where the smart money is going, but that’s often not the case. These five hedge fund managers have outperformed.