If there is one thing that has improved leaps and bounds in the last decade or so, it has to be gender equality. We are increasingly seeing more women taking on C-suite roles, become entrepreneurs and basically making a play at everything they rightly deserve.
However, when it comes to investing, historically women have played second fiddle with a bulk of their investment in GOLD. Some of this was partly a cultural nuance where men took major financial decisions and women were too busy with other chores to invest time educating themselves of everything that was available across different investment avenues.
Having said that, as more and more women focus on becoming financially independent and as technology has helped simplify and democratize investment opportunities, there are increasing number of women building more holistic investment portfolios for themselves with foreign equity being a key part of their asset allocation.
Women Are Already Investing More in Indian Equities, It’s Time To Double Down on Foreign Equities
The pandemic already saw the share of women participating in the Indian Stock Market increase as a way to bolster their savings and earn a higher return on their investments.
One key reason for that was that digital penetration leapfrogged during the pandemic which just exposed more women to the world of equity investing and the advancement in technology just made it easier for them to learn and invest.
While this is a great news and a great sign for equity invest to become more unisex, I believe there is now a great opportunity for this to translate into more women actively participating in global investing especially with investment platforms like Stockal that have made foreign equity investing seamless and accessible sitting right out of India
Isn’t Foreign Equity Investment Research More Daunting For Beginners?
I wouldn’t lie, it is! On a very simplistic level, it is relatively easier to track macroeconomics trends in India and further know some household names that allows for easier research into which stocks to invest in.
Can the same be said for foreign investments? It’s a two part answer for me. One part says that at a fundamental level it is very similar to research Indian v/s foreign equities to a certain extent. Take for instance the likes of say investing in a Netflix or Facebook stock. Now, one doesn’t have to be a equity research analyst to make the decision of investing in these stocks because chances are we are active consumers and we can see the value that these companies can extract and as a result make for good investment choices.
However, a deeper research could still be daunting given the macro environment in the US and how P&L’s potentially work for US companies v/s India
Pre-built Portfolios To The Rescue
This is where I love the STACKS feature from Stockal. Stacks are essentially research based portfolios pre-built where in instead of individually picking stocks, one could just invest in a specific thematic Stack that allows for investing in a pool of Stocks, ETFs etc. in just one go.
This essentially is a great way for women looking to take exposure to global equity markets without having to endure daunting research and efforts to learn the intricacies of global equity markets.
For instance, for someone to bet on the absolute consumer media & technology companies like Facebook, Google, Apple but don’t know which specific stock to allocate how much amount to can just take exposure to the entire bunch of these stocks carefully weighted through the Obvious Stack
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With technology companies like Stockal enabling global equity market education as well as intuitive, seamless products like Stacks it is a no brainer that everyone including women have the opportunity to build more holistic investment portfolios with global equity market allocations
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