Welcome to the Portfolio update of October 2021. September was filled with job interviews and negative crypto and stock market performances.
Another month of job hunting. It looks like mega corp definitely banned me, neglecting the 7 year of good performance due to a anonymous blog post that was online for 2 days. If you’re a mega corp employee and were involved in me getting banned, then please be informed that you’re no longer welcome to my blog/life. This is my private garden party with opinions and thoughts that shouldn’t be taken to HR aka “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”.
Well job hunt continued and how destiny turned out I’ve ended up with 4 opportunities that were closing in towards the end of the month. An IT Security Specialist role (that turned out to be way underpaid), a CISO role (that I was seemingly not quite qualified for), a consulting role (that would have sold me for 200-230 CHF/h but was unwilling to pay 160k+ CHF) and an SRE role that I ultimately took. While it wasn’t my favorite job, the compensation offer was too good to be declined. Roughly 115k CHF/year more vs. the IT Security Specialist role which I would have preferred. I’ll start on October 11th!
The first two or three weeks of September I haven’t meet any friends, being unemployed seemingly has direct impact on social attractiveness or something. I also didn’t feel like meeting people. That changed in the last week where I’ve met some friends. I only realized after, that I really need that social contact outside of the family from time to time.
My bug bounty hunting adventures were a bit more fruitful in September, 50 EUR and a 500 EUR bounty were awarded. But I think the whole space is a bit abusive because as a researcher one has literally no power over the whole process. Companies can lower the severity, claim it’s a duplicate w/o need for proof, etc.
The FTTH connection stalled a bit again. While they ended up bringing in the fiber cable into our house they didn’t bother to splice them in the distribution point (the shared picture of last months update). The October ETA is definitely overdue now…
Savings Rate: September 2021
Cash flow: September 2021
Total Income: 9’420 CHF (-18’679 CHF vs. August) – First month with unemployment benefits. I would have gotten the maximum of 12’350 CHF but from that one gets 80% (70% if I wouldn’t have a son/family) and then they deduct 5 days (or 1/4) as a punishment for getting unemployed. So overall 7’130 CHF from unemployment quite ok for sending ~12 applications per months. I’ve sold the extra Casio “Blue Phoenix” watch that I had left over since March for 1’307 CHF, received 682 CHF dividends from my stock portfolio, 30 CHF from Interest on loaned out shares to short sellers and 300 CHF for fixing/replacing my sisters QNAP NAS.
Total Expenses: 7’731 CHF (-2’863 CHF vs. August) – September is one of the mortgage months (1’330 CHF for interests, 259 CHF for amortization). Then my Surround AVR broke down (used to have a Marantz SR 5015 fortunately still under warranty) and had to order a Yamaha R4V-A for 537 CHF. Then we bought new curtains for 738 CHF (18m of fabric…) and paid my sons play group which cost 380 CHF.
Savings Rate: 17.94% (-44.36% vs. August) – Low income, low savings. Should have fortunately been the lowest income month this year.
Net Worth: 1.04M CHF (-22k CHF vs. August) – Cryptos were weak, stock market was weak, income was low. Shit happens.
Stock Portfolio value: 267’847 CHF (-2’501 CHF vs. August)
|Stock Symbol||# Shares||Current price||Unrealized P/L|
|VT||1666.44||101.83 USD||23’685 USD|
|ARKK||371.58||110.53 USD||-211 USD|
|AVUV||552.72||75.61 USD||1’658 USD|
|AVDV||436.51||64.61 USD||794 USD|
|ABBA||48||19.67 CHF||457 USD|
While the 2.5k CHF value decrease doesn’t look too bad you have to account for the fact that I’ve invested another 5k CHF. So compared to end of August we’re down 7.5k CHF.
Shitty month but I’ll stick to the plan.
Crypto HODL Portfolio
Current HODL portfolio value: 265’925 CHF (~6.5 BTC) (-11’463 CHF vs. August)
The other contributor to the net worth loss… SELLtember hit hard but I’m optimistic for UPtober to bring us back up a bit.
Crypto Gambling Portfolio
I optimize for BTC growth in this small crypto portfolio. No new funds were added this month.
Gains/Losses this month: -2’760 CHF (-0.04800589 BTC vs. August)
I’ll just post my Binance portfolio picture here:
I underperformed the general BTC trend which lost 6.96% while I lost 19.05%.
September Income from P2P Portfolio: 50.50 EUR
I liquidated a total of 347 EUR of my P2P Portfolio in September.
- The subpoena for the wisefund.eu case was rather boring, 2 hours of basic questions regarding the platform. The state attorney also didn’t pay me for these 2 hours yet…
Views: 1360 (-160 vs. August) people on vacation I assume.
Visitors: 450 (-65 vs. August ) sad 🙁
Followers: 42 (+0 vs. August ) could be worse.
I posted 1 blog post in September. the monthly update. If you have ideas or are interested in more details let me know in the comments.
That’s it for this month. Like last month let me know if you like the style and the ordering of topics.
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