Mythbusting the Markets: Investing 101 in 2020 (Presented by

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For decades, the culture of the stock market has been one of smoke-filled rooms and red tape. It was an exclusive club where only certain people—mostly white males—were welcome. Things are changing, though. With greater access to the public markets via mobile apps and fractional shares (allowing you to buy a slice of a stock vs. the whole pie), more people are starting to invest and the culture is changing.

Still, studies show that women invest 40% less than men on average, which can lead to dramatic wealth gaps over time. Women are also less likely to talk to others about their finances, which means they can miss out on key opportunities to learn from one another. The kicker: When women do invest, they tend to outperform men. In fact, a new Goldman Sachs study found that female-led funds are outperforming male fund managers so far this year.

Katie Perry

Key Takeaways

  • Stock Market Investing 101: What is it and why should I care?
  • Key changes to investing in the stock market and why they matter to you
  • The difference between trading and investing
  • Demo of Public’s social investing app, which makes it possible to share ideas with friends and other investors in the same place you manage your portfolio
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About Katie Perry

Katie Perry is the VP of Marketing for, a social investing app backed by Will Smith, J.J. Watt, Sophia Amoruso, Scott Galloway, and some of the original investors in Venmo. Public makes the stock market social, making it possible to invest in fractional shares of publicly-traded companies and learn within a community of investors.

Prior to Public, Katie was VP of Corporate Strategy at Comscore and spent two years as a strategic marketing and communications consultant for early-stage startups and media companies. Before that, she was Head of Brand Marketing for Crowdtap (now Suzy) and was an early corporate marketing hire for 360i, an award-winning digital advertising agency.

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