— They show men and women in every other profession how to build a healthy profit, with stunning average annual returns of 14.2%

— They are 65% more profitable than their male colleagues working in construction
London, 19 March 2018 – Female construction workers are better than anyone else at building a tidy profit as traders, research by global trading and investment platform, eToro, revealed today.
They post average annual gains of 14.2% compared with just 8.6% for their male counterparts. And that makes them the best traders out of all professions, whether male or female.
eToro studied the trading success of all clients over the past two years and ranked them according to their Return on Investment (ROI).
Overall, it is men who perform better. Men make gains of 9.7% a year on average while women net annual average gains of 7.1%.

But women make much better traders if they come from certain professions.
Female traders with careers in education, art and design, as well as female estate agents and students all trump their male colleagues when it comes to turning a profit.
Female students could teach their male counterparts a lesson or two with returns of 8.7% a year vs 6.8%. Women in education post average gains of 9.6% compared with 8.1% for men.

Female estate agents and those in the art and design profession also come out marginally ahead with profits of 9% vs 8.9% and 13.5% vs 12.9% respectively.

Profession Women – Annual Return Men – Annual Return
Building Construction 14.2% 8.6%

The study reveals IT workers make the most profitable traders overall with returns of 13.6% a year, followed by art and design professionals on 12.9% and finance industry workers on 9.4%. Architects rank fourth with 9.2% returns and healthcare workers fifth on 9%.

Profession Annual Return*
Computer/IT Services 13.6%
Arts, Design 12.9%
Finance Industry 9.4%
Architecture/Engineering 9.2%
Healthcare 9.0%
Real estate 8.9%
Legal 8.7%
Construction 8.7%
Education 8.4%
Tourism 7.7%
Sales/Marketing 7.6%
Retired 7.0%
Student 6.9%
*Source: eToro survey of all traders over the past two years.
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Iqbal Gandham, UK managing director at eToro, said:
”When it comes to building profit not blocks of flats, women in construction are tending to outperform the men.
“It’s not even a close run thing, as these women are literally topping out and snagging before the guys have laid the foundations.
“However, it is artists and designers who have delivered the real surprise, showing trading to be more of an art than a science.”