Stock market is usually touted as an attractive investment asset for a normal retail investor like us. But do we realize why we have grown to see it like this? All of us have read or heard rags-to-riches stories or witnessed the much-flaunted success of our next-door uncle planning his family trip from the profits he earned out of his stock market investments. We have all been victims to the survivorship bias. We only look at survivors and swiftly overlook the hundreds of people that have failed or burnt their hands in the market.
To the uninformed, stock market investment brings in substantial risk and is definitely not an investment asset for short-term investors. Studies suggest that around 70% of the money in every stock is invested when it has almost peaked and sales happen in panic, the moment stock prices start dropping. Effectively short term investors end up buying at high prices and selling at low prices, thereby losing their hard earned money. A majority of the investors lose money in stock markets.
P2P lending and borrowing is the next big wave!
Have I got your attention now?
So, what is the P2P lending and borrowing model?
The rate of interests offered by banks for money deposit is around 6-7%, whereas the rate of interest charged on personal loans is around 15-16%. So the banks keep a margin of 8-10%. Imagine if we eliminate the banks, connect borrowers and lenders directly and share the (8%-10%) margins, that banks keep.On an average Borrowers can borrow at 10% and the lender can get around 11-12% on the amount lent. This creates a win-win situation for both.
5 ways that the Money Club proves as a better alternative
The Money club is built on the P2P premise. It is a concept where people form clubs with peers within their trusted networks. They agree to pool in a fixed amount and bid their interest for the pooled in amount amongst them. To know more of how it works see the video here
The Money Club gives you an opportunity to convert your Trusted network to a new asset class where everyone gains.
Your trusted group converts to an Alternative Investment Asset
By investing in Money Club, net investors have made 3-5 times (on an average) of what they would have made if they invested the same amount in recurring deposits in banks. So if an RD gives you 6% annually , a Money Club can give you 18%-30% returns. You can contact us here to know more
You save for sure
It creates a mechanism where you are forced to save. Instead of keeping the money idle in bank accounts, individuals save and rotate money among themselves.
You get hassel free loans when you really need it
Users bid their interest rates that start as low as 1% of the pooled in amount. Comparing it with the interest charged by banks over personal loans that are 15% p.a, we have seen that individuals pick up money at very low interest which can further become lower or even become profitable depending upon returns offered by bidding in other rounds. Till date the interest piad by the Net borrowers on The Money club is only 1/3rd to 1/4th of what they would have paid to the banks.
You form a financially trusted community that helps each other
Helps you a build financially trusted community you can roll back to- at the time of financial emergencies. You save your ego and will never need to ask for favors again!
You make higher risk adjusted returns
Returns are directly proportional to the risk you take. Every asset class (Stocks, Mutual funds, etc) has an inherent risk. So does your trusted group. However the risk you place in your trusted group is much lower than the uncertainties in the stock market. Isn’t it easier to know how our trusted network will behave versus how a particular stock is going to behave tomorrow. Therefore, trusted groups are less riskier than stocks!
Its time to Think differently and invest smartly!