Every year we highlight some of the best investment blogs to follow. Today, I wanted to look at some awesome female investors, and how you can follow them. Woman investors are the minority, which is odd because more women than men are graduating from top colleges and universities nationwide. Regardless, there are many smart and savvy women investors that you should follow?
Why? Because woman investors:
- Typically outperform male investors according to several studies
- Women investors typically invest based on broader goals compared to men (family, college savings, etc)
- These women are just as experienced, if not more experienced, than male investors
But don't get all warm and fuzzy inside. This women are top-notch, hardcore investors, and they know their stuff.
Without further ado, here are the top female investors that you need to follow today:
Kathryn Cicoletti, Ms. Cheat Sheet
If you enjoy funny, straight-forward videos on business topics, Kathryn's blog is for you. I love her humor and “uncensored views” on current finance topics, and she gives a great perspective that anyone can understand. Her site mixes finance and investing with other money topics, but she hits on investing more than anything else.
Kathryn's Blog: Ms. Cheat Sheet
Follow Her on Twitter: @mscheetsheet
Meena Krishnamsetty, Insider Monkey
Meena has been a dominant figure in the investing and finance space for years – working for CNBC and NPR. She's now the co-founder of Insider Monkey, which seeks to identify “insider information” and publish it in articles so that the individual investor can profit. Her blog has many contributors, but she has articles up everyday as well.
Meena's Blog: Insider Monkey
Follow Her on Linked In: Meena Krishnamsetty
A Favorite Post: Is Apple Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?
Kristin Bentz, Talented Blonde
Kristin is another former Wall Street trader who now blogs, trades, and shares her insights on television. She blogs about many retail topics, which I find interesting since retail and consumer spending is such a huge gauge of the economy. Also, if you enjoy “other media” – video, radio, etc, Kristin's blog is for you.
Kristin's Blog: Talented Blonde
Follow Her on Twitter: @TalentedBlonde
Lydia Idem Finkley, Faith Might FX
Lydia is another Forex blogger who focuses mostly on silver and currencies. She started trading equities, and has since moved her focus to currencies and commodities. She is great about sharing her ideas and posting the technical data behind them. If you want to learn more about currency trading, check out her insights on her blog.
Lydia's Blog: Faith Might FX
Follow Her on Twitter: @faithmight
A Favorite Post: Is The Weak GBP Trade Crowded?
Barbara Friedberg, Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
Barbara's blog is a great resource for anyone looking to get started investing. Barbara has her MBA in Finance and teaches graduate-level finance courses. Her goal is to leverage her strength in teaching to show others how easy it is to get started investing and saving for the future. She also wants to help you avoid silly mistakes along the way.
Barbara's Blog: Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance
Follow Her on Twitter: @barbfriedberg
A Favorite Post: 10 Steps to Take Before Investing
LaTisha Styles, Young Finances
LaTisha works in finance and is studying for her CFA certification. She is passionate about helping young adults get off on the right foot so that they can get started investing. If you're interested in the basics of investing, LaTisha's site is a great place to start.
LaTisha's Blog: Young Finances
Follow Her on Twitter: @youngfinances
A Favorite Post: Can a College Student Invest?
Cathy Curtis, Of Independent Means
Cathy is a fee-only financial planner who specializes in the finances of women and families. She blogs about straight-forward tips to help women build strong financial foundations. She also has advice that caters more towards women, especially when it comes to caring for families. If you're looking for more family-centered investment advice, check out her site.
Cathy's Blog: Of Independent Means
Follow Her on Twitter: @cathycurtis
A Favorite Post: Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable
The Dividend Girl
Sunny at the dividend girl is a great investor to follow because she chronicle's her own journey through dividend stock investing. She keeps track of her portfolio and earnings for all her readers to see. She's been blogging about her dividend earning since 2008, and although she is Canadian, many of her thoughts still apply to American investors.
Sunny's Blog: The Dividend Girl
A Favorite Post: My Next Trade? Telus Corporation
Remember, these are strictly investing-focused blogs. There are hundreds of great woman-run blogs that focus on personal finance, but the list would be way to immense to cover here.
Do you know of a great female investor or trader that blogs? Share your favorite investing blog below!