19 episodes

We're four friends, all at different places in our financial and personal lives, looking to pull back the curtain on the seemingly mysterious, often testosterone-driven world of stock investing. We are certain that if four women without business degrees can figure out the market as a side hustle, well, so can you. Join us as we learn the basics, buy, sell, commiserate and celebrate - hopefully, more of the latter. Maybe we can even make a little (or a lot) of money along the way. And if money is power, then we want some of that too!

Women Take Stock Women Take Stock

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

We're four friends, all at different places in our financial and personal lives, looking to pull back the curtain on the seemingly mysterious, often testosterone-driven world of stock investing. We are certain that if four women without business degrees can figure out the market as a side hustle, well, so can you. Join us as we learn the basics, buy, sell, commiserate and celebrate - hopefully, more of the latter. Maybe we can even make a little (or a lot) of money along the way. And if money is power, then we want some of that too!

    S2 Ep1 Resolutions for Investors

    S2 Ep1 Resolutions for Investors

    We're back! We we're excited to kick off season 2 with a conversation about resolutions, the upcoming year, our goals and how to keep yourself in the game. We talk about the mindset of "always an investor", defining that you are an investor regardless of how active you are in the market one day to the next or how much money you have invested. 

    Listen to how we replace the old-fangled New Year Resolutions with positive Financial Resolutions, and how to cope with a changing financial situation.

    Also in this episode, we are looking to continue the conversation with our listeners by inviting you to share your stories with us. If you've got a story about your financial resolutions and goals in 2022 or your journey as an investor that you want to share, send it to us via our site or social media -- in text, video, voice memo...however you like!

    Welcome back to Women Take Stock!

    • 23 min
    S1 Ep1 Getting Our Stock In Order

    S1 Ep1 Getting Our Stock In Order

    Welcome to our premiere episode, in which four friends:  A. Say hello!  B. Fess up to ignorance... and wisdom! C. Talk about one of the most taboo subjects among friends... money! & D. Establish a few challenges for the weeks to come. 

    • 37 min
    S1 Ep2 Analyst, Expert, or Tarot Reader? Who To Trust When Picking Stocks

    S1 Ep2 Analyst, Expert, or Tarot Reader? Who To Trust When Picking Stocks

    In today's episode we talk about what makes an expert and, you know, how to differentiate expertise from, say, mansplaining. Who should we believe?  Who should we trust when we're trying to figure out how to invest? Because, really, at the end of the day, is there a difference between investing in the stock market based on the so-called "experts" or from fortune tellers? Should we just pull a few tarot cards to get some guidance on how to invest? We put it to a (very unscientific) test. 

    • 30 min
    S1 Ep3 Stock Market Psychology: Mind Over Money

    S1 Ep3 Stock Market Psychology: Mind Over Money

    Sometimes it really does seem like the stock market has a mind of its own. But we know better than that, right? Our minds are the ones that actually move the markets. That’s both a good and bad thing; we are human, after all. We all know that the human mind can get fogged with all sorts of nuttiness. So what sort of psychological make up makes for better stock pickings? The good news? Women investors on average tend to perform better than men. The bad news? We can get in our own way. Today, we have a special interview with MarketPsych’s Frank Murtha, a psychologist who is an expert in behavioral finance and the author of the book MarketPsych: How to Overcome Fear and Build Your Investor Identity, and we learn a mind game or two that could help strengthen our positions. 

    • 37 min
    S1 Ep4 Volatility! It's a Bull! It's a Bear! It's a Beast!

    S1 Ep4 Volatility! It's a Bull! It's a Bear! It's a Beast!

    In this episode, we try to get a handle on something that can be hard to handle. The market stock market can dive and jump and it can feel like we have no control over it. It's like a bull and a bear having a fight up and down and all over the place. Do you want to try to get in there before they can find some peace? Maybe, maybe not. But these days, with the market swinging like a gorilla on a tire, hanging from a tree at the zoo is definitely a question we want to explore, because as a beginning investor, it can be hard to look at those jagged up and down graphs and know whether to buy, sell, or hold.  

    • 30 min
    S1 Ep5 Our Holiday Spectacular! (Or, Taking Stock on Women Take Stock)

    S1 Ep5 Our Holiday Spectacular! (Or, Taking Stock on Women Take Stock)

    Enjoy our last minute holiday spectacular in which we kiss (actually, kick) 2020 goodbye. Or, maybe we should call it a holiday hang out. We need to manage expectations, right? No singing and dancing here. Instead, in this episode we check in with each other to assess what we've learned about stock investing (and cryptocurrency!), how far we've come, and make a few predictions for 2021. 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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It’s a buy ;)

Charming show — smart, relatable, fun way to explore a serious topic. Love the chemistry among the hosts. Well done — Buy!

Mad Squid 2021 ,

Great podcast!

What a fun relatable way to tackle this topic. I feel like I am having coffee with some good friends, and am learning a lot along the way. It’s also inspiring me to try my own hand at hobby investing. Highly recommend.

day_na_gee ,

Inspiring, not intimidating, investing conversation for women

The hosts clarify this is not investing advice, but more like advice to empower women not to be intimidated by the stock market. Found it inviting and informative. Definitely interested me in opening the door to doing more on my own to get into the market.

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