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Week 22: Let’s settle with the new normal whether we like it or not

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Finally, we are on the edge of easing the lockdown. According to the government announcements, shops and businesses could start their activities as long as they maintain social distancing. Although the government’s own scientists warned against the decision, I can see why the government is desperate to do so. Now it’s totally up to us, how we look after ourselves and stay healthy. 

I have been suffering from an eye infection since Tuesday. It is very uncomfortable staring at the screens, reading and writing. I will try to keep the article short and very specific.

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Week 21: Oh dear! It’s getting worse every day

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Just when it seemed that COVID-19 or the US and China trade war was not enough to trouble the economy, here come more issues between the US and China. Both China’s plan to impose a new national security law on Hong Kong, which was slammed by the US and the US Senate’s bill to delist the Chinese companies from American exchanges were enough to bring the market down last week. It is not looking good for the coming weeks, either.

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Week 17: It’s not too late to learn something new

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We have been under lockdown for weeks now. The majority of the public are following government guidelines and staying at home. Although we have heard that the government will ease the lockdown in the coming weeks and allow businesses to start trading again, I am sure that we are still a long way from our normal lives.
 
I am grateful that I am still working full-time and am very busy during the week. However, many of my friends and family have been at home and have asked for my recommendations on how to use time productively. Check out the Other Thoughts section for more details.

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Week 16 – I Feel Honoured & Humbled… Thank You!

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A long time ago, I used to write about SEO in Bengali. It was one of the most popular blogs in Bangladesh. I continued writing it for more than three years before stopping it due to my busy work life. However, I have recently started posting weekly articles again. After writing about the Bangladeshi charity in the previous article, a number of readers reached out to me about the donation, and some readers have sent me emails about starting their own investment portfolios.
 
I consider every response I receive, a success, and I truly feel honoured and humbled.

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Week 15 – It’s Not Time To Indulge Just Yet

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It was a short and positive week for many of the investors. Good news started coming from Asia, the markets were up, and portfolios recouped some of their losses. I heard many small private investors advising us to keep buying stocks. It’s always good to “buy the dip”, but we should always remember not to exhaust our capitals too early.

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Week 14: Let’s Prepare For The Worst

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We are all scared, afraid and worried about the pandemic. It’s an unprecedented time, probably the worst natural calamity in our lifetime. As working from home or self-isolation are becoming the norm, we should start thinking about life after the lockdown. If you are following the market and business news, it is clear that we are heading towards the worst economic disaster. Plus, one of my blog readers got an amazing opportunity – you can find out what it was in my Freetrade portfolio section