My Stock Report Card for Jan- May 2020
Total Passive Income Collected Between Jan – May 2020 : SGD 11,307.02
Total Profit / Loss from Sales of Stocks between Jan – May 2020 : SGD 0
Stocks added between Jan – May 2020 : Boeing, Microsoft, Salesforce, Splunk, Uber, DBS, OCBC, AimsAmp Reit
Hi! Happy graduation from Circuit Breaker. NASDAQ hit 10,000 for the 1st time ever today. I thought this might be a good time for me to do a mini update. I wanted to do one during March when the market was falling but it recovered so fast that I didn’t even have time to finish up my shopping. I hope everyone had a chance to catch some bargains and is now enjoying the fruits. This insane euphoria in a pandemic environment.
Some updates on what I’ve been doing lately while working from home. I’ve been taking time updating my CV and getting some certifications. Thought I should share some good tools here since everyone is probably feeling a bit edgy on the job security front.
Improve your Resume
Check out these links to improve your CV. Apparently, companies nowadays use AI machines to scan through our CVs to pick up candidates that best match the job description. Thus, these sites allow you to first scan your CV to determine how good they are and provide suggestions for improvement. They also allow you to paste the job description to match your CV to let you know what are the missing keywords you need to add to your resume to increase your chances of matching.
Improve your Credentials and Maybe your Investments 🙂
I’ve just gotten myself certified for Azure Fundamentals, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and Scrum Fundamentals. These are all FREE trainings and the certification only costs around 100-150 USD. I’m not sure why skills future only allow us to claim for expensive training programs which typically cost 4-5 digits and not these certification exams. (SHOUTOUT to the skills future folks if you are reading this !)
Many people ask me how do I choose my investments. Well, sometimes it helps when you spend time learning and understanding the technology and roadmaps behind the companies you invest in besides their fundamentals. Ok, I admit that I missed out on Amazon and sold off Tesla too early :-). Ouch!
BTW, if you have good learning/training holes to share, please leave a comment below.
What I have been listening lately :
Remember to give thanks to the one who has been cooking and cleaning after you during this challenging period. It must be a nightmare for them having you at home 24 x 7 ;-p.
I pray for a kinder, healthier and more empathetic world by November. Stay safe, healthy and happy everyone!