Comments on: Women make better investors, if only more of them had a go http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/05/women-make-better-investors-if-only-more-of-them-had-a-go/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Simone Brummelhuis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/05/women-make-better-investors-if-only-more-of-them-had-a-go/comment-page-1/#comment-10268 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 22:42:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6353#comment-10268 Claer Barrett. I wish we can republish the articles of the Investor Chronicle at thenextwomen.com, we have a readership of business women leading, investing and founding businesses.
It would be a start to get more knowledge about investing into the female business community.

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By: Nick http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/05/women-make-better-investors-if-only-more-of-them-had-a-go/comment-page-1/#comment-10260 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 14:27:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6353#comment-10260 I think Miss Barrett’s article demonstrates only that female investors are likely to be far more cautious when it comes to investing than their male counterparts. ‘Cautious’ and ‘better’ should not be confused and personally I think the expression Fortune favours the brave is apt.

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By: Lindsay Cook http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/05/women-make-better-investors-if-only-more-of-them-had-a-go/comment-page-1/#comment-10259 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 13:06:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6353#comment-10259 Women should not wait for death before they start taking an interest in and responsibility for their own finances and investments.

I used bank half my wages in the building society next door when I started work and when I wanted a mortgage, aged 21, had only one meeting with the branch manager to get the money. Friends and colleagues were astonished by my audacity at the stage. My parents had never owned their own home, so looking back I sometimes wonder at my nerve.

Decades later I wonder how attitudes have not changed. I, too, had a series of conversations with a builder about a bill. He did not take me seriously and only wanted to talk to my husband. That was his mistake. It cost him dearly.

Women need to have confidence that they can deal with institutions and male-dominated industries. Reading the money and financial pages in national newspapers, online and in specialist magazines is a good start.

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By: Lola http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/05/women-make-better-investors-if-only-more-of-them-had-a-go/comment-page-1/#comment-10258 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 13:03:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6353#comment-10258 I think it’s a generation thing too. My husband’s mother has always said with money: “once it’s gone, it’s gone” and he’s lived along those lines all his life and never been in debt.

I actually think that there should be more emphasis within the female magazines on investment etc. For example, a leading Sunday newspapers’ female magazine is so lifestyle/fashion driven and its Business section always has a model/scantily clad woman on its front page for its male audience. Granted, the readership is as such, but how do we stop the stereotyping and start realising that women are just as interested in business and shouldn’t be patronised. The answer: make business news more appealing to both sexes, and the female magazines more open to having a balanced mix of fashion/lifestyle and business led features.

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