This past month has seen my P2P investment profile return an average of 0.99%. This month my highest returns were through
- Envestio (+1.56%)
- Bondora (+1.48%)
- Mintos(GEL) (+1.44%).
I would like to apologise for the lateness of this update. I have had family over for the last couple of weeks and have been travelling around Scotland (tasting a few whiskeys). Due to this reason as well, I haven’t had a chance to write any new articles. Maybe I need to consider setting a goal of writing at least one article a week?
This month I only invested in Crowdestor and Envestio, as my 2018 tax is due very soon. I need to make sure that I have enough to cover my capital gains from the year!
However, let’s have a look at the returns this month:
This month some new GEL loans (paying 16%) enter the primary market. As I was just saying last month that I was going to move out of GEL loans due to their scarcity. Now that there are more loans available, I will leave that account active for the moment.
My Crowdestor returns for this month started to pick up. As you can see from the graph at the top of the page, Crowdestor is my biggest holding by far. I am really enjoying their platform and the projects that are available to invest in. This month I have only invested in one project through Crowdestor:
Inch2 (24 months, 18%)
INCH2 is a rapidly growing brand seeking funding to expand its business. INCH2 are looking to enter the Asian market and expand the brand’s product range to include footwear, women’s bags, and other accessories.
My Envestio returns are continually providing the biggest returns each month. This month I was able to invest in:
- Crypto-mining Farm 1100GTX1080ti (10 months, 17.45%)
Financing of a crypto-mining hardware production process
- Fish processing for export market expansion-5 (6 months, 18%)
Financing “Senga” SIA production activity, completion of order of canned fish goods
Bondora, Grupeer, Crowd Estate, Fast Invest
No news with any of these investments. Everything is tracking nicely.
Reinvest24 has updated the status of my invested projects to now include information about repayments:
- [Repayment date: 30.09.2019] Apartment development in Tallinn´s tech hub
- [First payout: July 2019] Rental apartments in Tallinn’s tech hub
Without sitting down and calculating for myself what the returns will be, I am happy to just watch. It’s a similar feeling to a kid waiting for a Christmas present. Who knows what will come!
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My US share portfolio went up nicely this month (+10.27%), however, this is not a locked in gain (compared to the P2P investments above). Once I have paid my taxes for 2018 and saved up a bit of capital, I will look at investing in some low-cost index funds.
Once I had returned home after Easter, the garden had come to life. There were leaves on every plant and our outside vegetables have started to grow!
Before we went away, I tried a little experiment planting lots of different vegetables in egg cartons. Unfortunately, when I returned home, none of the seedlings had grown ☹.
I since realised that I was maybe a bit too frugal with the amount of water I initially provided. I have now watered them properly and am waiting to hopefully see some results soon. Here is a photo:
Maybe this could be a side hustle – providing various seedlings to the local community? I will have to try it a few more times and determine (1) if I am even able to grow anything, and (2) how viable it would be. There must be some demand for seedlings, as in the end its saving time, and people always want more time!
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.
Here is the summary of how my investments turned out this month:
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