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Shannon Zimmerman, Ph.D., is a Fool for investing. He has been an investor for nearly two decades, and before signing on with The Motley Fool, he worked as an analyst for Morningstar, a leading research house for individual investors and their advisors.
At Morningstar and at the Fool, Shannon (TMFZman on the boards) has written extensively about bond and equity investments, and he has been a frequent commentator in the financial media. His remarks have appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Barron's, and he contributed to the Fool's Million Dollar Portfolio, a New York Times best-selling business book. He has been a guest on NPR and CNBC, and each week, he trades jabs and insights with his colleagues on Motley Fool Money, the Fool's popular podcast.
In 2007, Shannon was invited to participate in an SEC roundtable discussion of mutual fund fees, and as the video proves, he's a Fool through and through -- an advocate for individual investors and a relentless (if amiable) critic of the professional money-management business. The guy claims to know a fair amount about 19th-century British poetry, too: His doctorate is in literature.
During a previous tour of Fool duty, Shannon led the redesign of our U.K. website, and since rejoining the company in 2004, he has led three of our investment services. In his newest role as advisor for Motley Fool Duke Street, Shannon guides members through the wealth of information the Fool offers, placing our advisors' best ideas into a comprehensive context that helps members make the right decisions for right now -- and for the long haul.