OPINION | Women are less likely to invest on the stock market - but they shouldn't be

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It has been widely reported and much research has been done on the fact that women are less likely to invest in the stock market than men.

This is emulated in our book at FNB Stockbroking and Portfolio Management as well – of our self-managed clients across our platforms, only 33% are women.

Despite underperforming for short periods from time to time, the stock market has been the best source of returns and wealth creation longer term – both locally and abroad. Unfortunately, most women have lost out on the benefits of investing in equities.

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