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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 CrowdDD.com 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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HEADLINE NEWS

PieShell, a Crowdfunding Platform for Food Innovation, is Shutting Down  The SpoonFood crowdfunding site PieShell is shutting down. The news was shared publicly today by company CEO and founder Cheryl Clements via an open letter on ... [...]

misterb&b hits the equity crowdfunding trail to expand into hotels  TechCrunchHomosexuality is illegal in a third of the counties on this planet; in eight countries it is punishable by death. In the febrile atmosphere of today's politics, ... [...]

PrepayWay – A Swiss FinTech Holding Announces Start of Equity Crowdfunding Campaign  NullTXMarch 21st, 2019, Switzerland – People from different parts of the globe have an opportunity to contribute to the equity of the Swiss-Estonian startup using ... [...]

OddFellows Kicks off Equity Crowdfunding Campaign - Restaurant News  QSR magazineIn keeping with their humorous and nostalgic positioning, in tandem with the campaign OddFellows has launched a cheeky hotline of 1-866-4ICE-CREAM. [...]

Crime Stoppers SA turns to GoFundMe crowdfunding for new campaign  ABC NewsCrime Stoppers SA says it has no alternative than to go cap in hand to the South Australian public amid concerns about its declining financial situation. [...]

Wilmington-based Bloom launches crowdfunding campaign  Greater Wilmington Business JournalWilmington-based Bloom Inc. is the first company in Wilmington and second in the state to use the NC PACES Act to launch a North Carolina public offering. [...]

Sweden-Headquartered Equity Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe Launches Operations At Dubai International Financial Centre  EntrepreneurSweden-headquartered equity crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has launched its operations in the MENA region after receiving full authorization from the [...]

truCrowd Completes Soft Launch of Music Focused Equity Crowdfunding Portal, Musicfy  GlobeNewswireChicago, IL, March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- truCrowd, Inc., the owner and operator of Reg. CF FINRA-registered equity ... [...]

Patreon shifts to tiered pricing for crowdfunding services  Music AllyEver since it was founded, crowdfunding platform Patreon has charged its creators 5% of the revenues they make from their fans (or 'patrons'). Now the company ... [...]

Great Idea But No Capital? How To Launch A Business Through Crowdfunding  ForbesNoëlle Santos launched a viral crowdfunding campaign to open The Lit. Bar, a wine bar/bookstore in the Bronx. She shares her advice for crowdfunding a ... [...]

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