Women may trounce men at investing

Studies show they're often better at the game, but neither gender is aware or learning from it

Over a 10-year period, Fidelity's female customers earned 0.4 percentage points more annually than their male counterparts.
Over a 10-year period, Fidelity's female customers earned 0.4 percentage points more annually than their male counterparts.PHOTO: PEXELS

(NYTIMES) - Merrill was a guy, and so was Lynch. Goldman? A dude, and Sachs as well. Charles Schwab is a man, and so was E.F. Hutton. Gordon Gekko was an alpha male. And Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street? Total bro.

Heroes or villains, winners or losers, real or imagined, our iconic investors are very, very male. But that's a mistake - because it turns out that women are often better at investing.

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