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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 a
Diploma for Financial Advisers from The London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Expertise

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

Highlights

  • Written more than 200 investment guides, platform reviews and platform comparisons
  • Written 4 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?”, "Gen Reddit: Where next for the investors fed by social media?", "Guilt-edged stocks: How investors are reacting to war".
  • Analysed, ranked and scored major trading apps to find our best trading apps of 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • 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 for Financial Advisers | London Institute of Banking and Finance | 2022

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

23 articles written by this author

7 tips for trading stocks

Are you looking to start stock trading? Here's our top 7 tips to help you begin.

Zoe Stabler 28 July 2022
7 tips for trading stocks

FTSE 100 vs S&P 500

Find out the key differences between the FTSE 100 and the S&P 500.

Zoe Stabler 26 July 2022
FTSE 100 vs S&P 500

Nasdaq Composite vs Nasdaq 100

Find out the key differences between the Nasdaq Composite and the Nasdaq 100.

Zoe Stabler 21 July 2022
Nasdaq Composite vs Nasdaq 100

Investing vs paying off debt

We discuss the benefits of clearing your debt first before you start investing.

Zoe Stabler 7 July 2022
Investing vs paying off debt

Nasdaq vs NYSE

Here's how the Nasdaq and NYSE are different and what you need to know before investing on either exchange.

Zoe Stabler 16 June 2022
Nasdaq vs NYSE

Best stocks to buy right now

View our list of the top trending stocks today, and read our guide to choosing the best stocks to buy right now.

Zoe Stabler 18 January 2022
Best stocks to buy right now

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) and 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?
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