My ROI stock portfolio experiment; half way there

My ROI stock portfolio experiment; half way there

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In a previous post about my ROI stock portfolio you could read what my plan was. We’re now 5 months further, and that means we’ve reached the halfway mark of the buying period. So how’s it going? The portfolio As of 10th of January 2023, just before I deposited another ā‚¬100, the portfolio looked like this: āŒ(-3.40%) Microsoft (MSFT) - āŒ(-14.07%) āŒ(-2.20%) Apple (AAPL) - āŒ(-17.41%) āŒ(-2.00%) Mastercard (M) - āœ”ļø(+5.

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YouTube is my TV

YouTube is my TV

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When we bought our house in 2015 we got all the regular communication appliances; TVs and cable subscriptions, landlines, internet, etc. But we soon realized that we prefer to be on our computers more and as such the TV was left unused, most of the time. Recently I realized that I'm really using YouTube as if it was my cable TV. I could also clearly see the type of content that I'm watching, and it made me think that I've actually built my own TV channel.

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My ROI stock portfolio experiment

My ROI stock portfolio experiment

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After reading a bit about multiple well-known investors mentioning how important Return On Invested Capital is, I decided to generate a small portfolio (actually a pie within Trading212) with some metrics. I used finviz to screen and since they don’t have ROIC, I used Return On Investment (ROI). This is a different metric but is the closest option there is. My screening options were as follows: ROI of 25% or higher Net profit margin of 25% or higher Market cap of 2 billion or higher Positive dividend Average trading volume of 1 million So the important values are the ROI and net profit margins.

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First month at GitHub

First month at GitHub

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It’s been a month since I joined GitHub in February of 2022. I’m enjoying myself a lot, but I’m also not sure if the reality has set in completely. In 2014 I started my first tech job and remember that I went to a conference and got GitHub stickers, they were awesome and all ended up on my MacBook. Eight years later I now work at that exact company. šŸš€

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Dutch Open Hackathon

Dutch Open Hackathon

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Last weekend I attended the Dutch Open Hackathon in the UP building (previously known as IJ-toren) in Amsterdam. I went there as part of team 'Pi Ducks'. The team consisted of some colleagues from bol.com (where I started working in July) and a front-end designer we met through Twitter. We had a pretty broad range of skills in one team! Good morning Amsterdam! Billie got hacked! Tired of coding? Take a 'flight' to chillzone.

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Road trip to Scandinavia 2013 - Part III

Road trip to Scandinavia 2013 - Part III

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Day 6: Preikestolen Preikestolen is one of Norway's famous touristtrapslocations, it's a hiking trail that ends at the Preikestolen (Pulpit/Preacher's Chair), a slab of rock hanging over the Lysefjord fjord. There's also the Trolltunga (Devil's Tongue) east of Bergen, which is similar just a lot smaller. But we didn't go there. Preikestolen We had planned the entire day for our trip to the Preikestolen. It had been advertised as a serious achievement, and we weren't that familiar with such hikes.

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Iā€™m a 34-year old software engineer from The Netherlands. My interests lie with (web)development, databases, design patterns, social media, communities, APIs and open data.

More about me, including links to other online services, can be found at gerben.dev

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