Are Women better investors? – #27 by neha1101 – Good reads – Trading Q&A by Zerodha

All data regarding women getting more educated in STEM fields as well as Business and Finance fields can be gathered from

Official data site from government of India,

Same can be acquired from All India Survey on Higher Education

Next as I stated earlier, in general women tend to be more intelligent than men. But given men and women have similar kind of intelligence and same kind of training then there is a very slim chance of women beating men in competitive fields. The biological advantages usually triumph.

I would advise you to build your arguments in sound way because athletic physique does not mean you will also have aesthetic physique. When we say athletic it means the ability to generate lot of power output in less amount of time. When we say aesthetic it usually means your ability to put on more muscle.

ACTN3 gene is responsible for power output, it is of 3 types RR, RX and XX. And RR is considered as best ACTN3 gene to produce power output whereas XX is known for poor power output. Now if RR type person does not train there is no doubt XX type person will easily beat him.

But if RR type person trains hard there is absolutely 0% chance XX type could ever beat him in power output given all other variables are constant. It is simple biological fact people with RR type ACTN3 can produce best power output.

It does not mean RR, RX type person would always stay on top in athletic performance, it only means for time RR and RX are in game XX will hardly match their level. No amount of training can change that because it is biology.

Proper education, diet and drive though are required to succeed in any field. Still no amount of education, diet and drive can ever make XX type ever generate the same power output as RR type given RR type also have the same education, diet and drive.

So it means for time there are men who are equally trained as women plus they have biological advantage of higher testosterone and higher serotonin levels it is biological impossibility for women to beat men.

It is not mandatory for everyone to have competitive drive, I don’t have competitive drive either. But point is not about being competitive or not, point is Your competitive drive can not compensate for biological advantages.

Next, you took top 10 very emotionally. By the way you are right I am not in top 10 nor most men I know are in top 10 but since I am in Commission Based Sales in Construction I definitely have to work with men and women who not only qualify for top 10% earning bracket world but also in top 1% earning bracket.

One thing that is common in most of them is they value data over personal emotions.

Finally you again botched your argument for Serotonin required for competition, Serotonin as hormone is required for emotional control. Serotonin as hormone helps in stabilizing mood and feelings. Its levels in your body reduce depression, anxiety and helps you stay calm and collected under high stress situations.

Investing and trading both qualify in categories of job that requires the ability to stay calm and collected in high stress situations.

People with lower serotonin levels when put in high stress situations suffer from mental disorders which includes stress, depression, anxiety, suicidal behavior, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder. Lower levels of serotonin also leads to bone disorder known as osteoporosis.

As per National Institute of Health 2 out of every 4 of working women are likely to suffer from osteoporosis where as 1 out 4 housewife’s is likely to suffer from it and 1 out of 8 men are likely to suffer from it. As per Indian Ministry of Child and Women Welfare 75% of all reported cases of osteoporosis are women due to which they are also offered medical assistance.

More details on available healthcare plans can be found in women welfare section of wcd.nic in or icds-wcd.nic in both are government websites for women and child welfare.

I can not help you with your emotional biases, I am the guy who believes in data. So if the data is wrong then so I am I. I willing to take a chance with data for being wrong. But for now by every metric data says men have biological advantages. And there is hardly any data to prove other wise.

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