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What a Girl Wants: A Good Story
6/14/2011 2:36:00 PM
By: Motley Fool
This is part of a series of profiles highlighting women investors in the Fool community. Find out what makes the fairer sex better at picking stocks at fool.com/girl .
New Hampshire native and golden retriever fan Linda Queen first got into investing while working for a tech company. She calls her sales position an "accidental job," but her success in investing -- an early Netflix purchase enabled her to buy a house! -- has been no accident. Though she's drawn to many different types of companies, her stocks all have one thing in common -- a good story. Read on to learn more about Linda ( goldengirl2362 on the boards), including what she's buying right now.
How did you first get started investing?
In one of my first issues, they recommended Netflix, so I bought at under $20. I could see the potential, in part because I couldn't remember the last time I'd gone to Blockbuster!
I really didn't start buying a lot of stocks until 2009 during the early recovery -- that was when I realized I could use my 401(k) to buy stocks.
How would you describe your investment approach? What kinds
of stocks are you most drawn to?
Any notable investing successes or failures?
In our upcoming book,
Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl
, we make the case that women are better suited
temperamentally to be great investors -- they are generally more
patient, take less risk, stay calmer in turbulent markets, do more
research, and hold for the long term. Do you think you invest like
Finally, what stocks are you buying (or watching) now?
Want to learn more about how to invest like a girl? Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl is available June 21, but you can get Chapter 1 today for FREE .
Robyn Gearey does not own shares of any company mentioned here. The Motley Fool owns shares of Boston Beer, Seaspan, and Whole Foods. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Whole Foods, Ameresco, Netflix, Boston Beer, and Westport Innovations; writing a covered straddle position on Seaspan; and buying puts on Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days . We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy .
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