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Women & Wealth

Over the years, many studies have explored potential gender differences in investing, with varying results. Some studies suggest that women tend to be more risk averse or less confident in their investing habits. When compared to males, this may result in more conservative portfolios that yield lower returns; or in some cases, it may lead to higher returns due to less trading activity. Other studies conclude that a financial literacy gap exists between men and women.

 

Click on any of the three articles below to learn more about the value of a financial plan, statistics illustrating how Canadian women perceive their financial independence, and literacy factors that can pose challenges to women's wealth accumulation.