Does a good personal financial portfolio help with getting a job?O
I was wondering if you could please provide me with some input as to whether a successful personal financial portfolio could be used as an effective tool to help swade recruiters. I use Scottrade (yeah I know.. I was a poor college student when I started it) and manage a fairly well put together and diversified portfolio consisting of stocks and options. I mostly dabble in small cap bank and mining stocks as well as options for metals. In terms of managing my portfolio I use Excel to calculate beta and other corrolative functions (i know my greeks) and apply some basic forecasting techniques like ACF/PACF plots, Box-Q stats and Theils U. All my picks are supported by solid fundamental analysis. I pretty much rip apart the /Qs for good info and then look up analyst reports for anything else that can be useful.
I achieved some success trading stocks in my spare time (about 400% return over 6 mos. this year and much better over the life of my account). I was wondering if that could have any positive impact when interviewing for a good job in finance. I want to be an analyst to be honest (im taking the CFA is my spare time away from work). But, I wouldn't mind being a trader as well lol.
Please let me know what you think. If you feel like ripping me apart you can do that as well.