If you’re a college student looking for an investment lesson from a woman who is buddies with Warren Buffett, The Motley Fool has an opportunity for you.
You might not know it from watching CNBC, but women are better investors than men. It’s true — we’re wired for it. LouAnn Lofton knows that, and so does Warren Buffett — LouAnn is the author of Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl, and Buffett is the master investor who inspired her on that very book.
What’s the secret? As Forbes puts it, “like Buffett, women are more likely to have a calm temperament, a longer-term outlook, do more research, trade less and remain steady under pressure.” (Forbes also notes, “What does Buffett think about the claim? ‘I plead guilty,‘ he said.”)
The Motley Fool wants to find the next Buffett … and we’ve learned that too few women get started in a career in investing.
That’s why we’re paying all expenses for five young women who think they’re Foolish enough to invest “like a girl” and against the crowd. Our “Women Investing Foolishly” program January 6-8 at Motley Fool headquarters in Alexandria, Va., will feature classes taught by members of our top-rated investment analysis team; a lunch hosted by LouAnn Lofton; and (we repeat) all travel expenses paid.
Apply here to tell us why you want to be there!
“Foolish Woman (Invest Like a Girl)”
To the tune of “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen
Well, I ain’t never
Been the Wall Street-er type
No, I can’t pay full-service fees.
I’d rather invest myself
In a small cap
Or in an ETF
Or in a Roth 401(k).
I’ve got posters on my wall
Of Bogle, Graham, and Price.
Some people may question me
But take it to the bank…
I’ll beat the market with The Motley Fool in its Investing Workshop.
‘Cause I’m a Foolish woman.
I don’t trade reck-less-ly.
If I just invest like a girl, I’ll…
Say “Buy now” and “Spiffy pop!”
And I’ll keep my funds invested
Through vol’tility all year lo
‘Cause I’ll know all the ways for multiplying my money.
So here’s to all my sisters out there staying rational,
Let me get a big “Fool yeah” from the Foolish girls like me. Fool yeah!
Fancy, private hedge funds…
Well, their stuff seems nice
But I can get better returns
And help my family (yes, my family)In a discount broker account
When they ask at Thanksgiving.
No, I don’t need no Buffett brain to reach finance safety.
It might seem esoteric,
A little too hardcore,
But in my neck of the woods
I’m better than ol’ “Warr!”