With all my flights and plans canceled due to a variety of “shelter-in-place” orders, I’m ready to embark on my next adventure: traveling from my bed to the couch to the kitchen and back to the couch. But it gets a lot more interesting! In this pandemic Spring Break, creativity and learning new things rule.
Booth’s Graduate Business Council didn’t leave us hanging. They immediately instituted a lineup of virtual events to facilitate social gatherings that complied with social distancing. The initial lineup of virtual events hosted by my fellow Booth students included: game night, yoga instruction, cooking lessons, trivia, and more. All of our virtual get-togethers will take place over Zoom, just like our Spring Quarter classes. We’ll see how these events turn out!
Next, I jumped into the deep end of the world of day trading. I’ve been semi-actively managing my own portfolio for a number of years, but I decided now was the time to explore options and trading with margin. With the markets experiencing high volatility, now is as good a time as ever. However, I can definitely say that options trading can be a pretty scary place. It requires a strong appetite for risk and a lot of research. Also, I would definitely not recommend getting into the triple levered ETF as shown in the above picture…
And while it may not be the Spring Break excursion I had originally planned, we can still venture outside and enjoy the scenic views of our beautiful city. Temperatures are a bit on the low side, but it’s nice to stretch the legs especially on a sunny day!