Hello and welcome, here is my portfolio update December 2019.
I want to start out by wishing you all a Happy New Year and best of luck in the magical year of 2020!
Firstly, in the beginning of the month UpSteam announced that they will be launching a new campaign to raise money. The first maximum goal of the campaign was reached within less than 24 hours! I made a small mistake in the process of investing, but I still ended up making an investment of 1264,92€ into the UpSteam 2 Syndicate.
Secondly and probably the biggest NEWS on the P2P lending scene is the “KUETZAL IS A SCAM” case.
Some P2P bloggers are determined that Kuetzal is a scam, they have loads of concerns about the P2P lending platform.
Please read these two articles before making any swift decisions.
Jorgen Wolf – https://financiallyfree.eu/concerns-about-kuetzal-is-kuetzal-a-scam/
Oscar Harrington – https://explorep2p.com/kuetzal-questions/
Also, on 12th January 2020 Kuetzal has sent out an email to all investors on the platform and things don’t look good at all. I truly hope that all the projects will have a successfull finish and investors will get their money back.
Anyways, enough of words, let’s get back to my portfolio update!
Monthly interest incomes: December 2019
|Bondora||0€ (0%)||Exited with a loss of 65,57€|
|Loss from defaults||0€|
|Omaraha||87,83€||5244,03€ (withdrawn 1350,26€)|
|Twino #2L||0,00€||0€ (withdrawn 1186,73€)|
|Twino #1M||0,00€||0€ (withdrawn 1109,19€)|
|La Muu syndicate||377,65€|
|Ampler Bikes 3 syndicate||1357,02€|
|Loss from defaults||-19,39€|
|Total||222,22€ (+4,30%)||32 459,22€|
Total amount of interests received 222,22€!
Other incomes/side hustles:
|Referral program (blog)||452,1|
|Affiliate commission (Bonusway)||5,72|
Let’s dive deeper into the numbers
In December I invested another 370€ to a B2P loan. As you can see from the graph below, the income from investments has been steady between 220 to 240 euros. And the most interesting part is that I have withdrawn pretty decent sums from different platforms, yet the income is still consistant. For example 2K from Twino and 1.3K from Omaraha.
The main reason why the income hasn’t risen in the recent month is that I have been investing into different Syndicates at Funderbeam. These investments are not similar to P2P investments and do not pay out interest daily. Yet they still can rise in value and produce even better ROI than an average P2P platform. Of course all investments involve some degree of risk.
Total of 5000 euros invested in Mintos and the platform generated me a total of 42,58€ of interests.
In December the interest kept on plummeting, but luckily for us, there were some 12%+ loans out there, which of course I invested into. As you can see on the account overview, I have only a little over euro on the account now, instead of 1800€+. So the interest income should rise rapidly next month of the one after.
In December I earned a total of 7,81€ of interest in Envestio, which translates to 3rd best month since the start.
Once again Envestio published 4 projects in December, which isn’t something spectacular, but it’s something.
Sign up to Envestio through my referral link, you will get a 5€ bonus when you deposit at least 100€. In addition, you will also get a 0,5% cash back on all your investments the first 270 days. That’s 9 full months!
Estateguru is probably one of the only P2B lending platforms that deals with “charity projects”. And it was nice to see once again that just before X-Mas they had a project up, which a charity logo on the project, which gave 0.5% of the total loan sum to a charity.
Click here for more information – https://estateguru.co/campaigns/estateguru-is-helping-communities/
My Estateguru accounts interests income in December 2019: 12,85€.
Two consecutive months of interest income for the private account! And a new personal account interest income is now at 6,1€.
Crowdestate income in December was 2.08€.
In November I also published Crowdesate review. Be sure to check it out and leave a comment – https://financefreedom.eu/crowdestate-review/
Nothing much to add, the business to peers loan have been going well and the interests keep on coming!
Apartment #2 is now SOLD, selling date was in the middle of September 2019.
Total investment 37 450€.
Property #2 sold for a price 41 300€ – cost = 40738€.
Apartment sold for 40 738€.
My initial investment 3600€. In the end got back 4654€.
My profit from investing 3600€ was 1054€.
Read more about the figures here – https://financefreedom.eu/second-property/
Apartment #1 Income 16,05€. So far no problems with the apartment nor the rent payments. Overall a superb tenant!
Private real-estate Sold the private real-estate apartment.
In June 2018, I decided to exit from Bondora. A year has gone by and I don’t even miss Bondora! It was the first platform I started investing in with just 10.1€ being the first deposit. Crazy right? It has served me well, even though I made lots of rookie mistakes, I am exiting with positive vibes. Farewell Bondora!
Exited from Bondora with a loss of 65,57€!
I do not recommend investing at Bondora, but if you still want to, be sure to read my Bondora review first!
No more cashdrag at Omaraha! Why? Because I decided to lower the interest even lower and the loans started to go out. Now the account is almost deplited of funds and everything gets invested once again.
Total profit from Omaraha accounts were 72,87€.
The EXIT from TWINO has been succesfull!
I have exited from TWINO with my 2 company accounts, which both had a total of 1000 euros invested over 3 years.
Company L account started investing at Twino on 23rd January 2017 and had a successfull exit at 8th December 2019.
L account exited with a total profit of 186,73€.
Company M account started investing at Twino on 17th January 2018 and had a successfulll exit at 8th December 2019.
M account total profit 109,19€.
As I mentioned beforehand UpSteam ran another campaign on FunderBeam, which surpassed their maximum goal of 700k€ within less than 24 hours of launching the campaign. They decided to raise the maximum to 1M€, but they exceeded that goal also and finally there were 1.52M€ invested into the UpSteam 2 Syndicate. Total of 883 investors from 24 countries.
I made a small mistake and did not participate in the first few days, when the campaign was in private mode. I had the privilege to make an investment in the private mode because I had invested in the first syndicate. This would’ve guaranteed me a full investment worth of shares, but as the campaign raised a lot more than the maximum was and I made my investment when the campaign was already public, I now get less shares.
I hope I explained it well enough, for example. I wanted to invest 2000€, but instead the investment proposal was made to me at 1264,92€. It’s something. I hope UpSteam continues to perform well in the following years.
In October 2018, I made a small investment of 340€ at Funderbeam into the company called UpSteam. As of December 2019, my shares are worth 1666€.
More than a year has passed since my initial investment into UpSteam and the value has risen from 340€ to 1666€.
Probably one of my best investments ever.
Read more about UpSteam – https://www.funderbeam.com/syndicate/upsteam
Tanker Brewery Syndicate
In September 2018, I made a small investment of 500€ at Funderbeam into the company called Tanker Brewery. In December my shares were worth 500€.
Read more at https://www.funderbeam.com/syndicate/tanker-brewery
In March 2019, I invested 500€ into Bikeep through Funderbeam.
As of 31st December the investment was worth 635€.
Read more about Bikeep – https://www.funderbeam.com/syndicate/bikeep/
Ampler Bikes 3 Syndicate
In 2019 August, I invested 1357,02€ into Ampler Bikes 3 Syndicate.
By the end of December my investment was worth 1357,02€.
Read more about Ampler Bikes 3 – https://www.funderbeam.com/syndicate/ampler-bikes3
La Muu Syndicate
At the end of December my La Muu investment was worth 377,65€.
As I’ve mentioned before, I am pretty sure that we will not see any kind of substantial rise of the price until spring. I haven’t bought ice cream in ages, have you? Who even buys ice cream in the midle of the winter?
Read more about La Muu – https://www.funderbeam.com/syndicate/lamuu
Feared downfall of the economy came to an halt, but still the loss from Omaraha sold loas was at 19,39€-
#1 Blog income: TargetCircle/CircleWise and Bonusway
In June I decided to put the blog income and affiliate comissions into the same graph, hence the numbers are a bit bigger now. This is the part I get as excited as you guys!
More detailed payout from TargetCircle/CircleWise: I display two different incomes under the blog income. One is referral income from TargetCircle and the other one is affiliate income from Bonusway. Bonusway – I use it to save money while e-shopping or booking ONLINE. Read more at https://financefreedom.eu/save-money-when-e-shopping-or-booking-online/ A really simple way to save up money, especially on housing and from them random orders on AliExpress … (You know what I mean, we’ve all done it!) Considering this blog is mostly dedicated to finance and logging my pursuit on becoming financially free, the TargetCircle referral links usually earn me a lot more than Bonusway affiliate links or any other side hustle income.
#2 E-shop income
As my products are not the kind you’d gift for someone for X-mas, I did not expect increase in sales in December. I was expecting a drop in sales as people spend money on gifts.
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw that I had that many sales in the middle of the month, but as I suspected, when the holidays came around the sales stopped instantly.
December’s total revenue: 512,06€.
Shipping costs: 38,2.
Total profit from sales: 154,34€.
E-shop sales in December:
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Blog stats for December 2019
A total of 3701 (+33,22%) visitors visited my blog and had a total of 8092 (+29,72%) views. Superb!
In December, I also published 2 new Peer-to-peer platform reviews.
Google Analytics queries/keywords stats about the blog
In December 2019, I had a total of 923 (+96) keywords shown at Google. Recorded a total of 306 clicks and 18 856 impressions, which calculates to a 1,62% CTR.
Special thank you note
I would like to than Rahajutud at https://rahajutud.ee/. Rahajutud (Moneytalks) is basically the centerpoint of every Estonian financial blog. They publish financial articles and bloggers blog posts daily. I regularly translate my blog posts into Estonian and they gladly publish my monthly updates on their site, which always gives me big boost to my blog stats.
This is it, the end of Portfolio update December 2019!
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