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Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl: And Why You Should, Too
July 8, 2011 @ 12:00 am
Hosted by The Greater Washington Board of Trade
8:30 am-10:15 am
Key Bridge Marriott — Capital View Ballroom
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22209
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About the Authors – Brothers David Gardner and Tom Gardner cofounded The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial education company, in 1993. They have coauthored five New York Times bestsellers, including The Motley Fool Million Dollar Portfolio, The Motley Fool Investment Guide, The Motley Fool You Have More than You Think, and The Motley Fool’s Rule Breakers, Rule Makers. The Gardners also oversee the award-winning website Fool.com (with over four million unique visitors per month); a nationally syndicated newspaper column, carried by over 200 papers; and fourteen paid newsletters. They live in Washington, D.C.
LouAnn Lofton has been with The Motley Fool since January 2000, first as a writer, and later as the Managing Editor for all of the Fool’s online content. As a largely self-taught investor and a believer in taking the long-term view, her interests and portfolio lean towards owning stocks she can easily understand and then holding onto them for basically forever. She’s also a Berkshire Hathaway “B” shares shareholder, and has no plans to sell that stock ever. (Mr. Buffett would be proud.) She lives happily in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About the Book – Warren Buffett and all of the women of the world have one thing in common: They are better investors than the average man, a fact proven by psychologists, scientists, and the value of their portfolios. In this well-researched, eye-opening, and wonderfully witty must-have book, the impresarios at The Motley Fool show that women, with their capability for patience and good decision-making, epitomize the Foolish investment philosophy, and the investment practices of the most successful investor in history: Warren Buffett.
While men tend to be too confident, compulsive, and overly daring, women tend to be more studious, skeptical, and reasonable – traits that have led them to consistently outperform their male counterparts as investors. Unlike men, women spend more time researching their investment choices – knowledge that helps them avoid hot tips and trading on whims. Women trade less than men; their lack of confidence actually helps them choose more wisely and results in higher dividends and lower costs. And women consider more than just the numbers when making trading decisions. They invest in companies they feel good about ethically and personally -companies with good products, good services, and ethics that tend to have better long-term prospects and face fewer lawsuits.
Warren Buffett Invests like a Girl is essential reading for every investor, revealing how both men and women can use these principles to create healthy and profitable portfolios.