Seventy-nine percent of high income women, those with more than $200,000 of annual income, believe that their financial situation will be better a year from now. This compares to only 52 percent of all other affluent investors who believe that their financial situation will be better a year from now.
Additionally, more than half (54 percent) of high income women indicate that they are willing to take significant investment risk on a portion of the their investments in order to earn a high return. This compares to only 32 percent of all other affluent investors.
Why is this important? Women are will have an even greater influence on financial decisions in the future. Often seen as conservative, these high income women are leading the way for others to increase their confidence levels regarding investments. Additionally, their willingness to accept some risk in their portfolios will begin to infiltrate those who are still somewhat more moderate in their decision-making.