Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

Investment Losses up to 97%

Theguardian: Investors in Kevin McClouds projects told they face huge losses

Small investors who sank millions of pounds into the TV property guru Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly housing ventures have been told they could face losing up to 97% of their money.

Posted by deepak @ 12:56 PM (959 views)
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1. jack c said...

Clearly the investors have no real understanding of Risk vs Reward and liquidity. People see the headline figure of (up to) 9% and the greed factor kicks in.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 01:37PM Report Comment
 

2. deepak said...

A few of key things here.

1) Losses are a very high magnitude, you always think the residual value of even a failed investment can turn into 3 pence in a pound.
2) Losses are in the housing sector, that means the inflation of house prices i.e. money earn't by just holding the asset is also gone. As most housing indexes / banks / specialist will tell you that prices are still going up.
3) If a person within the industry and with contacts is having a tough time, what happens to others who have piled into housing and poured their savings/pensions in it?

Saturday, August 31, 2019 03:32PM Report Comment
 

3. libertas said...

Expect HUGE losses on "green" investments. This big push from Extinction Rebellion is just a last ditch attempt to extract more cash before the world realises that temperatures are plummeting in response to the solar minimum. At which point they will understand that temperatures have not risen since 1994, according to the Met Office:

Learn about the fraud of global warming if you want to protect your investments from these charlatans: https://mises.org/library/fraud-global-warming

Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:56PM Report Comment
 

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