Women should understand that they bring a useful element to the table when it comes to investing
Finance and investments are generally considered masculine areas. A cursory look at the proportion of women in the finance profession as compared to, say, teaching or information technology, tells the story. However, careful academic research has established that women are more suited for stock trading than men. The chief differentiating factor between the two genders is the level of overconfidence in matters pertaining to finance. Women have been found to be less overconfident than men in this area. Hence, women are able to avoid a significant number of unnecessary trades that men would have made and thereby limit their potential losses.