When it comes to famous investors, lots of names come to mind, such as Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and of course, Benjamin Graham. Yet plenty of studies show that while the most famous investors are men, women generally outperform men when it comes to generating significant returns.

So why aren't there more famous women investors? Hilary Kramer, editor of GameChangerStocks.com, says it's because women don't invest as much. "Women should be investing in stocks," says Kramer, "because women make better investors."

Kramer goes on to point out that women do a better job of looking at the broader picture when evaluating a company, they are better at noticing which stores are the busiest, which parking lots are the fullest and they are better at multitasking, making smart but risky decisions and knowing when to cut their losses.

Men, explains Kramer, tend to have blinders on and will sometimes try to catch "falling knives" -- stocks that are plummeting and could become worthless. Ego, she says, also gets in the way of making smart decisions.

For more on why men could learn a thing or two from women investors, watch the short video above.


Hilary Kramer is editor of the investment newsletter GameChangerStocks.com.

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time1910

be investor rather than trader.. wise words

January 25 2011 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wsjalerts13

So i went to Hillary Kramer's website where she has posted
"Hillary Kramer's Recent Track Record" and majority of her winning stocks have gone up much farther then she sold.

Doesn't she know the saying "Let the winners ride ......?"

Also what about the looser picks, no mention of them at all. LOL.

Sorry I really don't care women or men who wins, as at the end of the day its about your winners vs loosers.

January 24 2011 at 11:22 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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bobic

Learn to spell.

August 16 2011 at 5:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
granaryst

Great commentary for anti-man women... LOL

January 24 2011 at 6:02 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
chiffontunic

#17 Red?

Cut Loss?

Margin Call?

Chiffon Tunic!

January 24 2011 at 3:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
white41990

Ok so according to this women are better investers, well good for them. But in reality who averages a higher income and net worth, the men. In most part women are ****** when it comes to investing because they are to conservative, but in the long term men have a higher net worth so who cares.

January 24 2011 at 12:41 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Sam Das

I dont get it...what has gender to do with investing ? This is not Dr Phil stuff. In voodoo economics, fiat currency and fuzzy math it has very little to do with how you invest or how you will come out in the end. The giant casino is too complex and most are designed to FAIL. The moving markets are ephemeral.

January 23 2011 at 8:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sglory11

WHERE DID THEY GET THIS INFORMATION? I FIND THAT SOMEWHAT HARD TO BELIEVE. NONE THE LESS;MEN LIKE MYSELF ARE BECOMING WORLD BEATERS.MEN,WOMEN,WALLSTREET AND EVERTHING IN BETWEEN.THE BEST STOCK INVESTMENT THAT I EVER MADE CAN BE FOUND AT: WWW.STOCKGLORY.COM.THEY SEEM TO FIND WINNING STOCK AFTER WINNING STOCK.GET IN THE GAME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.

See full article from DailyFinance: http://srph.it/igk1Tv

January 23 2011 at 5:29 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
jmetcalf1955

yeah yeah, and women are better drivers, and better this, and better that, like the t.v shows where the skinny little 85 pound chick beats the snot out of 37 huge men, what a load of crap.

when are you girls gonna figure out that you are the only ones buying this sh*t?

January 23 2011 at 11:42 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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bobic

Take off your tinfoil hat. Nobody believes women are better drivers than men or better fighters because there is empirical evidence that proves that women are worse drivers in general and that women do not put on muscle as easily as men. It is true that women are safer traders, so they do not get losses that are that bad, but they also do not get gains that are that good.

August 16 2011 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vendelavee

What a load of crap story. The only investment most women make is in a man with steady job and an regular paycheck. This guy's comments have nothing do with reality. Where are these women investors he talks about. Investing is as alien to women as auto mechanics. For the most part women are only involved in investing if it is part of their job or responsibilities.

January 23 2011 at 8:37 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
caryzap

I Agree, We Men Are More Agressive. Agression Leads To More Risk

January 23 2011 at 6:41 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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bobic

Risk isn't necessarily good, though.

August 16 2011 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply