Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl: And Why You Should, Too

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Investing isn't a man's world anymore—and that's a good thing for individual portfolios, Wall Street, and the world's financial system.

Warren Buffettand the women of the world have one thing in common: they are better investors than the average man. Psychologists and scientists have shown that women have the kind of temperaments that help them achieve long-term success in the market. For instance, women spend more time researching their investment choices and tend to take less ...

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Overview

Investing isn't a man's world anymore—and that's a good thing for individual portfolios, Wall Street, and the world's financial system.

Warren Buffettand the women of the world have one thing in common: they are better investors than the average man. Psychologists and scientists have shown that women have the kind of temperaments that help them achieve long-term success in the market. For instance, women spend more time researching their investment choices and tend to take less risk than men do, which prevents them from chasing "hot" tips and trading on whims. And women aren't as susceptible to peer pressure as men are, which results in a more levelheaded, patient approach to investing. This book shows that women, with their patience and good decision making, epitomize the Foolish temperament of the most successful investor in the world. It will empower and educate women—and the men smart enough to embrace a "feminine" investing style—on how to strengthen their portfolios and find success in the market.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“Entertaining….The idea of using Mr. Buffett as the symbol for her investing approach is effective.”
USA Today
“Lofton (and the Fools) do an admirable job of parsing out the tried and true tenets of smart, sound investing and hitting on how you can improve your investment returns.”
Daily Mail (London)
Thoroughly researched… [Lofton] has drawn up a blue-print for sensible stock picking that is relevant irrespective of whether you are male or female.
DailyWorth.com
“The essential ingredients of Buffett’s investing philosophy have been overlooked until now, argues author Louann Lofton in her new, must-read book. ...Go forth, buy the book, and love your inner Buffett.”
Warren Buffett
“You’ll have to read her book to see the criteria she used, but I’d say I probably plead guilty.”
Daniel H. Pink
“At last, The Motley Fool hits on the real “secret to success” that dozens of other books on Warren Buffett have overlooked - temperament. A witty, well-researched roadmap.”
Andrew Kilpatrick
“A well-written, sound investment book....[A] fine, readable book which is of real practical help to investors.”
Nell Minow
“Lofton’s BFF-style advice is fun to read and well-worth taking, whether your chromosomes are XX or XY.”
Prem Jain
“Through this refreshingly new approach to understanding Buffett, Lofton convincingly argues that both men and women can improve their stock returns by studying how women (and Buffett) have been more successful in investing.”
Lauren Templeton
“Before reading Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl, I thought that I had studied Warren Buffett from nearly every angle. LouAnn Lofton offers a new perspective on Buffett’s investment success.”
New York Times
“Entertaining….The idea of using Mr. Buffett as the symbol for her investing approach is effective.”
USA Today
“Lofton (and the Fools) do an admirable job of parsing out the tried and true tenets of smart, sound investing and hitting on how you can improve your investment returns.”
Daily Mail (London)
Thoroughly researched… [Lofton] has drawn up a blue-print for sensible stock picking that is relevant irrespective of whether you are male or female.
DailyWorth.com
“The essential ingredients of Buffett’s investing philosophy have been overlooked until now, argues author Louann Lofton in her new, must-read book. ...Go forth, buy the book, and love your inner Buffett.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061727634
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 259
  • Sales rank: 430,593
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Gardner, along with his brother David, cofounded The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial education company, in 1993. They have coauthored five books and oversee the award-winning website Fool.com (with approximately five million unique visitors per month); a nationally syndicated newspaper column, carried by over two hundred papers; and fourteen premium investing services.

LouAnn Lofton has been with The Motley Fool since January 2000, first as a writer, then as the managing editor for online content. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

1 Why Temperament Matters Now More Than Ever 1

2 The Science Behind the Girl 17

3 A Quick Intro to the Oracle 37

4 Trade Less, Make More 47

5 Rein in Overconfidence 55

6 Shun Risk 63

7 Focus on the Positives of Pessimism 69

8 Research Extensively 75

9 Ignore Peer Pressure 85

10 Learn from Mistakes 99

11 Embrace Feminine Influences 109

12 Maintain Consistent, Persistent Results 117

13 Value People and Relationships 123

14 Question the Masters 135

15 Act Fairly and Ethically 141

16 Foolish Investing Principles 101 147

Appendices 171

A Quick Guide Recapping the Female Investor's Temperament and What Buffett Can Teach Us 173

Interview with Value Investor Lisa O'Dell Rapuano, CFA, Founder of Lane Five Capital Management 177

Interview with Value Investor Lauren C. Templeton, Founder of Lauren Templeton Capital Management 198

Interview with Value Investors Candace King Weir and Amelia Weir of Paradigm Capital Management 208

Interview with Value Investor Bill Mann of the Motley Fool Independence Fund and the Motley Fool Great America Fund 225

Further Reading: Books for Investors of All Levels Who Want to Learn More (Courtesy of Motley Fool Inside Value) 234

Acknowledgments 239

Notes 243

Index 253

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  • Posted May 9, 2012

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    When it comes to investing, no one can match Warren Buffett. Lou

    When it comes to investing, no one can match Warren Buffett. LouAnn Lofton, an editor for The Motley Fool financial services firm, compellingly argues that Buffett is a great investor because he activates deliberative “feminine” wisdom when making investment choices. That’s the book’s most inventive thought. The solid investing advice is comfortably traditional and even a bit repetitive. However, the just “like-a-girl” title draws attention to Buffett’s studious, informed, reasonable investing style, which mirrors the traits of many women investors. Lofton explains why she believes this is the ideal investing temperament. getAbstract recommends her straightforward report to potential investors, particularly those who want to be like Warren...that is, rich, successful and in touch with his feminine side, at least when it comes to money.

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