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The uncut truth about female investors with Kate Hill

Get expert insight into why female traders are often more successful when trading financial markets than male traders.

Reading time: 32 minutes

Trading level: Beginner


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Introduction by Louise Bedford

The sharemarket is an ‘equal opportunity’ employer. You'll be rewarded in direct proportion to the effort that you expend and the skills you develop.

There is no such thing as a ‘born trader’. Every principle of trading is learned. 

Let’s face it though - some traders seem to be born with the Midas touch. They have the right attitude towards risk and the right personality and money seems to just flow to them with very little effort. 

But… what if you feel that this isn’t YOU?

You see, the research suggests that women feel like they’re behind the eight ball when it comes to investing. They feel like this is a male domain, and that they lack the inherent skills.

Let’s bust those myths today once and for all. 

That’s why I’ve asked Kate Hill to have a chat with me about this very topic.

Kate is a property investment advisor, a qualified property investment advisor, a mentor, and a buyer's agent. She is the co-author of 'The Female Investor: Creating wealth security and freedom through property'. Plus, she is the host of the Female Investor podcast. She’s also an award-winning property mentor, and she’s a successful investor herself.

Welcome Kate…


Do you see differences between the way females, compared with males, approach the markets?

What are some of the traps that women fall into with investing?

I hear that women need to know > 90% of a new job role to apply, whereas men are happy with 50%. How does this inclination play out when it comes to investing?

Research shows that parents discuss money with their daughters, differently compared to when they're talking with their sons. What is the impact of this?

What can we do to set up our daughters for success in investing?

Is there any research on this topic in relation to traders and investors?

Do you have a ‘try this at home’ tip?

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