Women investors: Join us July 10 for a forum with author Megan McArdle

You may know that women are better investors than men. That’s not just idle boasting; Forbes magazine and Warren Buffett both agree. Female investors are calmer, we think more long-term, do more research, and are steadier under pressure – all traits that add up to winning returns.

Sadly, despite the data*, it doesn’t necessarily translate to equal representation in traditional financial media. Watch CNBC or read The Wall Street Journal and you’d be forgiven for thinking investing is a man’s game. At The Motley Fool, we know that’s not the case, and we want to spread the word – so on July 10, 2014, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., we’re hosting an event for our female members and readers (of either gender).  

Our keynote speaker will be Megan McArdle. Megan is an economics, business and public policy columnist for Bloomberg and is the author of the recently-published book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Sucess. Prior to working for Bloomberg, Megan worked stints at The Economist, The Atlantic, and Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and was a Bernard Schwarz fellow at the New America Foundation. She’s one of the most engaging and insightful economics columnists out there, and we’re very excited to welcome her back to the Fool for this event.

Whether you’re just thinking about getting started with investing, want to know if you’re on the right track, or are interested in learning more about our Foolish special sauce we’ll have opportunities for you to hear from other Foolish investors and discuss the strategies right for you.

There will be light appetizers and, as mentioned, great company. Optional office tours will be offered starting at 5:30 and we’ll kick of the gathering at 6. We’d love to see you there, and we’d love to hear your ideas for how to encourage more women to take advantage of the “head start” our gender gives us as investors.

We filled up quickly last time, please register here:



Student Investing Seminar March 2

Here at the Fool, we frequently get asked what we look for when we recruit for investing talent. While our analysts come from all types of backgrounds and have all kinds of letters after their names:  CFAs, MBAs, PHd’s, school of life.   We love the diversity of experience.     That said, we did notice one pattern for success we see often: students, especially liberal arts students, who were involved in their college investing clubs.

So every March we have been hosting the Fools of the Roundtable seminar for Student Investors.  We invite local college investing clubs in from the area  who are interested in investing to have a Q&A with our advisors, maybe a few games, some food, and some time to chat.  Both of our Foolish founders, Tom and David Gardner, (both liberal arts majors!)  take time out of their busy schedules to join the fun.    We are excited to grow the love for investing starting at a young age and are always excited to meet with local college investing clubs and all other types of students.

If you’re interested in attending, it’s on March 2 at 2pm at our office.  You can register here until February 27th.