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Zoe Stabler

Zoe Stabler

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Zoe is a writer at Finder specialising in investing and pensions. She’s got a particular love for spreadsheets and analysing data, having previously worked as a management accountant.

Zoe has a BA in English Literature from Swansea University and is currently studying to become a financial adviser with The London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Expertise

  • Share dealing
  • Reviews and comparisons of trading platforms
  • Robo-advisors
  • Pensions
  • Banking

Highlights

  • Written more than 100 investment guides, platform reviews and platform comparisons
  • Written 3 white papers: “Seasonal squeeze: How winter spending is set to change”, “Banking in lockdown: Is the honeymoon over for challengers?” and “ESG: Is the investing landscape changing for good?”
  • Analysed, ranked and scored major trading apps to find our best trading apps of 2020 and 2021
  • Analysed 212 funds to find that ethical investment funds are twice as likely to have a female manager as other funds

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature | Swansea University | 2014 - 2017
  • CIMA Fundamentals of Business Economics | 2018
  • CIMA Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law | 2018
  • Diploma in Financial Advice | London Institute of Banking and Finance | 2021

Featured Publications

Industry insights from Zoe Stabler

We asked Zoe for her insider tips on investments and pensions.

What are your tips for first-time investors ?

Those first few trades can be a bit daunting - but it takes practice to really understand how investing works. If you were planning on running a marathon - the first step would be to get your trainers on and try running, it's exactly the same with investing! You don’t have to try with real money - loads of providers have demo or training accounts with virtual funds and no risk at all. You could start by building a portfolio - a selection of stocks you think have some potential - and invest in them with your virtual funds. Keep an eye on them over a few weeks and see how you would have done.

How much do you need in your pension pot to retire comfortably?

You spend your whole life paying into your pension, so it’s easy to think that it’s going to be a healthy sum by the time you retire, but unfortunately that might not be the case. The best thing you can do is check what’s in your pension and use your provider’s forecast and calculators to make sure you’re on track to have the retirement you want. A couple would need around £26,000 per year for a comfortable retirement, including groceries, bills, housing and insurance as well as some added luxuries like holidays abroad and eating out.

Latest articles by Zoe Stabler

16 articles written by this author

How to short the Nasdaq

Find out how to short the NASDAQ, the world's second largest stock exchange, with inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or derivatives.

Zoe Stabler 10 August 2021
How to short the Nasdaq

What are options trading strategies?

Investors often use a specific strategy when trading options based on how they predict stocks will move. Strategies can protect against losses but can also minimize gains.

Zoe Stabler 20 July 2021
What are options trading strategies?

What should you invest in during a recession?

Find out which investments are likely to continue to perform while there's a recession.

Zoe Stabler 19 July 2021
What should you invest in during a recession?

What is an annuity?

Taking a chunk of your retirement savings to buy an annuity can provide peace of mind in your golden years. Find out how.

Stacie Hurst & Zoe Stabler 14 July 2021
What is an annuity?

What is a W-8BEN form?

Canadian investors can avoid double taxation on US stock earnings with Form W-8BEN.

Stacie Hurst & Zoe Stabler 13 July 2021
What is a W-8BEN form?

How to buy OTC stocks in Canada

Find out how to OTC stocks in Canada through OTC Markets.

Stacie Hurst & Zoe Stabler 8 July 2021
How to buy OTC stocks in Canada

How to invest in soybeans

Find out about 4 ways to invest in this popular crop including futures, futures options, ETFs and stocks.

Zoe Stabler 15 June 2021
How to invest in soybeans

Invest in silver ETFs

Find out about silver ETFs, how they're traded and where you can buy them in Canada.

Zoe Stabler 13 June 2021
Invest in silver ETFs

How to trade a short squeeze

Find out what a short squeeze is and how to trade a short squeeze. We've detailed how they work, some examples and the high risks involved.

Zoe Stabler 9 June 2021
How to trade a short squeeze

What is a futures contract?

Find out what a futures contract is, how to trade one and how futures contracts are different to options.

Zoe Stabler 9 June 2021
What is a futures contract?
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