Men are Spontaneous, Women are Objective
Women tend to think more objectively about their investments and base what they buy or sell on relevant facts, studies show. This emotional disconnect allows women to sell a losing stock. study of investor behavior by LPL Financial found that research is important to women; they tend to do more of it before making investment moves. Women ask questions before investing; men tend to be more spontaneous in their buying and selling.
Men, however, are less likely to admit to making a mistake, causing men to hold on too long. Many say that because women are less confident with investing, they want to research and understand before they take action.