investment return on ib resume

would it be appropriate to mention on my resume that i actively invest/trade stocks? and should i put my annualized return (about 120%).

I want to show that i have an interest and working knowledge of the markets.

thanks

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Comments (17)

Jun 5, 2008 - 1:54am

Yeah you can put it. I don't usually put it even though I have a pretty high return because they really don't care, especially in banking. If you have spare space for it, you can state your returns in a modest one liner.

Jun 5, 2008 - 3:03am

Yea, do it so that you can demonstrate that you know absolutely nothing about banking and get weeded out in the pre-screening round.

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Jun 5, 2008 - 11:09am

That is retarded. Trust me, no one cares what your 10 g's made you in a year. Unless you are wanting to get into PWM or Private Bank, that info is useless. Instead, mention verbally that you "have a passion" for the markets and that you have some money in it, if they probe further, than let them know.

Jun 9, 2008 - 12:27pm
nystateofmind:
Do not put in any sort of return on your resume (fzjgdk - ESPECIALLY NOT if it's w/ fucking play money).

let the records show: i was being sarcastic

Jun 5, 2008 - 7:19pm

ibanking interview: just put that you are interested in the markets; not like it matters anyway, the only thing you need to be interested in to do banking is shutting your brain off for 2 years

PE interviews: also not very helpful here, but would put your interest down

hf interviews: if you have it as your interest and you put your return, then i would recommend also having back up for at least 1 or 2 of your investments (ie model and investment writeup); i still don't know if it's great to have the return on there (this is not to say it isn't; i just don't know myself), but if you do, and you have this back up, then you will look all the more impressive relatively speaking (this is more for l/s equity funds)

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