Gender War: Better Investors – Men or Women?

In a world with lots of divisiveness – among races, political parties, income and even between those of the same politcal bent – there is one divisive battle that seems to have raged on for milennia, and that is the men vs. women debate.

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We all know that traditionally, men and women have had different roles and personalities in society, but in the last few ddecades that has especially changed. Women are more prevalent in the office, and more men are being stay-at-home or work-from-home parents. There are areas where women have always be dominant (like in a classroom), but men havebeen catching up. And it has been vice versa in corporate worlds, and especially in the tech sector, where there are more women entering executive positions and top engineering jobs in the tech world  of course, two of the noteworthy women in the tech good ol’ boys network are Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Marissa Mayer over at Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO).

However, when it comes to invesiting or majking major investment decisions as a fund manager or institutional investor, women are stillfew and far between. Which then leads to a new gender-debate question: Who are the better investors, men or women? CNBC’s “Fast Money” program addressed this issue with contributor Karen Finerman, co-founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, and CNBC personality Anthony Scaramucci each giving their take, and theirs answers might – or might not – surprise you.

We will say this, the two agree on one main factor.

“I think it really comes down to ego,” Finerman said. “When it comes to investing, sometimes ego doesn’t serve us well.”

“I agree with Karen, that if you can take your ego, put it in a jar and put it up on a shelf, you can be a better investor,” Scaramucci said.

Check out this exchange on CNBC:

 

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