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Use Crowdfunding to Find High Yields & ROI

Use Crowdfunding to Find High Yields & ROI

By Mark Robertson CrowdFundBeat  Sr. Contributing Editor. President at CrowdDD, LLC, Currently, BankRate reports the best one-year bank CDs rates are 1.25%. The U.S. inflation calculator says that the inflation rate for the year of 2014 was 1.6%. This means leaving money in one-year bank CDs for 2014, caused investors to lose value because the reduced purchasing power of those dollars exceeded the bank interest paid on bank CDs. As reported by a study done at NYU, the annual return on the S&P 500 stock index for 2014 was 13.48% and the average annual return for the years from 2005 to 2014 was 9.37%. That period included a huge disaster during the year of 2008…

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Real Estate Sponsor Crowdfunding Fees – Hidden Fees Can Be Painful

By Mark Robertson CrowdFundBeat  Sr. Contributing Editor. President at CrowdDD, LLC, When examining the different fee structures in real estate deals not only is it important to look at the fees charged against the investment portfolio, but also at the fees charged by the sponsor against the project because this effects the potential of any upside returns in excess of the preferred returns. Fees charged by the sponsor to the project may include: A yearly management fee A yearly asset management fee A construction fee An asset disposition fee Russell Research has an in-depth analysis of these fees in a downloadable pdf report called Management Fee, Carried Interest, and other Economic…

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Crowdfunding USA – Reg A+ a True Game Changer

Crowdfunding USA – Reg A+ a True Game Changer

By Mark Robertson CrowdFundBeat  Sr. Contributing Editor. President at CrowdDD, LLC, CrowdfundBeat was kind enough to invite founder Mark Robertson to it’s Crowdfunding USA Forum Conference last month at the National Press Club.  It was a very exciting conference and we were able to join a panel discussion about the issues facing the real estate crowdfunding industry.  The biggest buzz at the conference was the effect on the crowdfunding industry from new Security Exchange Commission (SEC) RegA+ rules. They are a game changer for raising capital and Crowdfunding USA had a panel devoted to this topic.  The moderator was Jonathan Frutkin who is an attorney from Phoenix, Arizona active in the…

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Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Fees – Can Kill Your Return!


By Mark Robertson CrowdFundBeat  Sr. Contributing Editor. President at CrowdDD, LLC, Fees reduce investment returns so significantly that the SEC issued a bulletin-warning alert about the long-term effect of fees on investment portfolios. In the SEC bulletin, they compared the effect of fees on a $100,000 investment for a twenty-year period. Even when investments are for shorter periods, one can assume the money made will be re-invested, so a twenty-year time horizon is a good way to look at the long-term effect of fees on investment portfolio returns. In the SEC example, they used a very modest 4% annual return, assuming that in some years, the investor might do better than that,…

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MarketWatchWhy a crowdfunding site is giving out $10000 scholarshipsMarketWatchCrowdfunding site GoFundMe announced Thursday that it will award $10,000 to 10 students with pages on their site that fundraise for education. The award is part of a contest the site held throughout Septemb [...]

BloombergCouples Desperate For Children Turn to Crowdfunding FertilityBloombergCrowdfunding has become a popular mechanism for many couples who can't afford the high costs of IVF, or adoption and surrogacy. “It's not an easy thing to share publicly,” says Crystal Barrett, 33 [...]

Crowdfund InsiderBrief: GoFundMe Presents $100000 in College Scholarships to 10 StudentsCrowdfund InsiderTo qualify for the scholarships, each student had to create a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe, shared stories about the obstacles they had overcome in pursuing their education, h [...]

Huffington PostReal Estate Crowdfunding's Pathway of ChangeHuffington Post“Crowdfunding is just the Internet,” stated Attorney Mark Roderick as he opened last month's RealCap Chicago. RealCap is an annual conference that joins crowdfunding leaders and innovators to propel th [...]

The RegisterHardware ain't hard, money is: Crowdfunding, bootstraps and startupsThe RegisterHmm, I think we call this bootstrapping in IT, or in our case crowdfunding. Raise enough money to get the first shippable product and ship it. (I did once work on a "big" defence [...]

Smart From The Start: 3 Ways To Establish Business When ...CBS LocalIn the current post-recession marketplace, small business owners have less access to traditional sources of funding, like the bank loans they did in early eras.and more » [...]

Crowdfund InsiderTitle III Crowdfunding Might Not Be What Many ExpectedCrowdfund InsiderI have been immersed in the equity crowdfunding industry since late 2015 and have tried to collect as many different perspectives on the industry from as many experts as possible. And while it is h [...]

Crowdfund InsiderSEC Schedules Open Meeting on Rules 147 & 504 Impacting Intrastate CrowdfundingCrowdfund InsiderMary Jo White October 30 2015 The SEC has scheduled a meeting to consider proposed amendments related to Rules 147 and 504 – securities regulations that impact intrasta [...]

ExtremeTechNew crowdfunding project promises an ATX motherboard for IBM's Power8ExtremeTechWe don't cover many crowdfunding projects at ExtremeTech, because most of the pitches we get are frankly terrible. While we can't make any promises about any crowdfunding project [...]

CoinTelegraphCrowdfunding vs. ICO: Experts Question Legitimacy and Guarantees ...CoinTelegraphThe simplistic idea behind crowdfunding a non-existent software or system has become a trend in the cryptocurrency industry, but most Bitcoin experts are highly ...and more » [...]

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