In May my P2P and crowdfunding investment profile returned an average of 0.91%. These highest of these returns came from:
- Envestio (+1.5%)
- Bondora (+1.17%)
- Fast Invest (+1.14%).
The main items that happened this month include:
- Lendy (big European P2P player) entering into Administration
- Investing in water infrastructure in Somalia. Africa
- New investments through Kuetzal.
Mintos, Crowdestor, Bondora, Grupeer, Fast Invest, Reinvest24
Yet again, Envestio is providing me with the biggest returns this month. From those returns, I was able to invest in a couple of new projects, including:
- Production of wood pallets – trade financing 5 (8 months, 16.30%)
Trade financing/factoring for the purchase of raw timber for the production process.
- 2xS15 40ft Mining Units (8 months, 19.30%)
The financing production process of 2 crypto-mining units built on a base of Bitmain Atminer S15 28TH.
- Financing of opening a mixed hotel/hostel project in Old Riga (12 months, 19%)
Finalizing of hotel/hostel furnishing, including the purchase of furniture and necessary equipment.
With Crowd Estate this month, I invested in
- Estera Development Holding (36 months, 19% p.a.)
The aim of this Project is to allow the Sponsor to partly restructure its current capital structure and to provide financing for preparing its Latvian development land holdings for construction of apartments.
This month I took the plunge and invested in Kuetzal. I invested in:
- Row-House in Marupe (12 months, 21%p.a.)
SIA “ALPA Būve” is developing and constructing 4-section Row-House in one of the most actively developing neighbourhood of Riga – Marupe. The loan is protected with an investment buyback active.
For those that are thinking about investing through Kuetzal (paying up to 21%), I was also able to obtain a “The Working At Home Man” exclusive deal.
By using this link and code WAHMAN in the registration form, you will receive a bonus €15 and 0.5% extra on your investments.
Kuetzal is also running a CASHBACKMARATHON until 31 August 2019. Cashback will be determined by the amount you invest:
- 1% when you invest €1,000 to €4,999€
- 1.5% when you invest €5,000 to €9,999
- 2% when you invest €10,000 to €24,999
- 2.5% when you invest €25,000 to €49,999
- 3% when you invest >€50,000
You are allowed to combine all of the deals above, making the return for your first year in the platform ~25%.
Water Investment In Africa
As you may have seen, this month, I have started investing in Agrikaab (my review can be found here), who invite people to invest in camels, water, greenhouses and agriculture shops throughout Africa. Investors will receive a return for their investment (ranging from 10%-60%).
I have invested in rain harvesting ponds in Africa. The reason is that the country faces a lot of droughts, and agriculture is necessary for survival. Agriculture represents 75% of Somalia’s economy and it is the most important industry in the country. However, the number one challenge with agriculture in Somalia is obtaining water.
You can find my article here.
My US share portfolio went down by nearly the same amount it went up last month (-8.90%). Generally, markets are a bit scared at the moment, and I think it’s due to the US – China Trade war, and also the EU elections and Brexit. Once the results of both of these are a little more known, I will look at investing in some low-cost index funds.
So, my egg carton garden is not doing amazing. Unfortunately, the majority of plants haven’t even sprouted. It means that I will just have to try again. In good news though, the lettuces and various other vegetables planted in the ground are doing really well!
Here are some photos:
Socials and Traffic
The traffic to the website has increased a fair bit in the last few months. I think it’s mainly because I have actively been trying to be part of the FIRE (Financially Independent, Retire Early) community. As a result of making a few new friends, and commenting on others updates and blogs, I am seeing more visitors to my site. ?
Twitter is my biggest source of social influence at the moment. I now have 150 followers. In the coming months, I will try and boost that.
This Month I started to use Pinterest. I haven’t spent too much time working out what I’m doing, but I will hopefully work it out by next update!
My Facebook has a couple of likes here and there, but like Pinterest, I haven’t been spending too much time on that one.
Here is the summary of how my investments turned out this month:
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