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Investing in Women

Posted by Raz Pounardjian on Mar 8, 2018 4:18:32 PM

Today is International Women’s Day and it made me think of a very interesting article I came across from Bloomberg Gadfly titled “The Next Warren Buffett Will Be a Woman”. Some of the arguments include:

  • A 2010 study by Vanguard showed that men were more likely to panic and sell stocks in a financial crisis

  • A University of California study showed that men are more overconfident than women which leads to more trading activity and worse performance compared to women

  • A Boston Consulting Group study noted that “women are more intent on understanding the risk-return profiles of investments…” and “…are less likely to be distracted by short-term performance”

  • A 2017 research study found that higher testosterone levels reduced the ability to make cognitive decisions and were more likely to act on impulses

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Topics: women, diversity, inclusion

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