I’ve always wanted to know more about gender statistics in market trading, so I did a little research. The bulk of the data was selected so as not to be too overwhelming in the process of collecting it, but at the same time the figures speak for themselves, since there’s no reason why one brokerage’s clients should be very different in gender in one way or another as opposed to a full-scale analysis. I studied traders who supplied their strategies to signal service subscribers (the overview deals with strategy, not participants, since that would average out the result). The overall median is good, with average earnings of 16.89% in overall trading and 5.18% this year alone. Male-to-female profitability ratio (overall and annual)
It’s plain to see from these figures that women are more successful traders.
The same thing can be seen by looking at the following profit distribution chart. Combined distribution looks something like this:
|Pulled out (<50%)||7.84%||3.92%|
|Less than 0||35.57%||33.33%|
|Less than inflation||x||26.05%|
|Less than market||x||19.89%|
|More than market||x||16.81%|
As you can see, it’s not all that bad – in overall trading just under 8% of participants pulled out, and only 43% had a negative profit, which is less than half. On the other hand, one out of three participants showed results that beat inflation and increased their capital.
Now let’s see what the same distribution looks like among women:
|Less than 0||32.35%||35.29%|
|Less than inflation||x||8.82%|
|Less than market||x||29.41%|
|More than market||x||26.47%|
Here, nobody’s pulled out, only a third have negative profits, and more than half of female stock market traders have increased their capital.