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Money Management: Battle of the Sexes

Professor Brad Barber’s research study, “Boys Will Be Boys: Gender, Overconfidence, and Common Stock Investment” appeared in MIT’s Quarterly Journal of Economics. Looking at patterns across 35,000 households, Barber and co-author Terrance Odean determined that male investors traded stocks about 50 percent more often than women investors, with their market timing efforts resulting in poorer returns and more frequent fees and charges.