- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: HarperBusiness; Reprint edition (April 24 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061727636
- ISBN-13: 978-0061727634
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 227 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #212,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl: And Why You Should, Too Paperback – Apr 24 2012
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“You’ll have to read her book to see the criteria she used, but I’d say I probably plead guilty.” (Warren Buffett)
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From the Back Cover
Investing isn't a man's world anymore—and that's a good thing for individual portfolios, Wall Street, and the world's financial system.
Warren Buffettand the women of the world have one thing in common: they are better investors than the average man. Psychologists and scientists have shown that women have the kind of temperaments that help them achieve long-term success in the market. For instance, women spend more time researching their investment choices and tend to take less risk than men do, which prevents them from chasing "hot" tips and trading on whims. And women aren't as susceptible to peer pressure as men are, which results in a more levelheaded, patient approach to investing. This book shows that women, with their patience and good decision making, epitomize the Foolish temperament of the most successful investor in the world. It will empower and educate women—and the men smart enough to embrace a "feminine" investing style—on how to strengthen their portfolios and find success in the market.See all Product description
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I imagine the author realized that you can’t sell anything today unless it empowers women or has a pink ribbon on it, so she changed the title and added the first two chapters which are a sexist stereotype about men straight out of a modern sitcom.
Men have “macho, me-first, make-money-no-matter-what cutthroat attitudes” and women “eschew risk... They’re better able to think for themselves and not bend to peer pressure. The way that women tend to approach investing is healthier and calmer.”
The book reports that data shows married men are more successful investors than unmarried men. The author says that's because married men have a woman in the house telling them how to invest. Could it also be that unmarried men are in their 20's and inexperienced and married men tend to be in their 40's and 50's with years of investing knowledge?
The rest of the book is a case study of Warren Buffet, Benjamin Graham, David Dodd and Charlie Munger. Ironic?
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