Question: How Does Gender Affect Investing Behavior?

Sorry, no short answer to this question.  Dive into this WSJ article (or video) highlighting differences between men and women when it comes to investing, which I thought would make for an interesting classroom discussion.

Here’s a series of charts for students to interpret:


As they read the article, ask your students to highlight the differences between the sexes when it comes to investing behaviors and discuss the reasons why they believe this is the case.  Also, might be fun to create a three-four question survey for students to complete and then interpret the results to see if those gender differences exist.


Check out this NGPF lesson on Investing Basics.