Professor of finance at UNSW Peter Swan told business.unsw.edu.au investment stereotypes depicting women as conservative investors are wrong.
“Women actually spend more time researching their options than men, are better at matching their investments to their life goals, tend to trade less and when they do, remain calmer during the storms which unnerve male investors on the financial high seas,” he said.
“Women tend to be more dispassionate than men when investing and trade less, reducing the risk of losses. Studies also show while men tend to invest with the goal of achieving capital growth, women generally focus more on the income an asset will produce."
This story originally appeared at business.unsw.edu.au
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