The DIY investment boom is leaving behind women as a wave of young male traders who have entered the market since the start of the pandemic has widened the gender gap among investors.
The number of women holding stocks and shares Isas with Hargreaves Lansdown, Britain’s biggest broker, rose by 17pc last year to 320,110. But that was outpaced by the 19pc rise in male customers, to 535,864.
Men are more risk loving/accepting than women. As Harriet Harman noted with her Lehman Sisters comment.