Wunder Capital - Thoughts?

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aristotelian
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Wunder Capital - Thoughts?

Post by aristotelian » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:54 pm

Just heard an ad for this on Radical Personal Finance. Appears to be funds of bonds for commercial solar projects. Claims to return 8.5% for 7 year notes. Would anyone throw some play money into this? Seems at least as good as Peer to Peer lending?

https://www.wundercapital.com/investor/offerings

http://www.businessinsider.com/wunder-c ... ing-2016-6

mhalley
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Re: Wunder Capital - Thoughts?

Post by mhalley » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:33 pm

If an investment sounds too good to be true......
O, you might remove the /login from the wunder link.

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Re: Wunder Capital - Thoughts?

Post by unclescrooge » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:21 pm

aristotelian wrote:Just heard an ad for this on Radical Personal Finance. Appears to be funds of bonds for commercial solar projects. Claims to return 8.5% for 7 year notes. Would anyone throw some play money into this? Seems at least as good as Peer to Peer lending?

https://www.wundercapital.com/investor/offerings

http://www.businessinsider.com/wunder-c ... ing-2016-6
If I wanted high yield, why wouldn't I just buy a high yield bond fund?

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Re: Wunder Capital - Thoughts?

Post by whodidntante » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:29 pm

You have to be an accredited investor.

aristotelian
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Re: Wunder Capital - Thoughts?

Post by aristotelian » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:33 pm

whodidntante wrote:You have to be an accredited investor.
I clicked that I did not meet the criteria but it still gives me two investment options. The guy on Radical Personal Finance says you just need $1K minimum.

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Re: Wunder Capital - Thoughts?

Post by venkman » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:02 am

aristotelian wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:54 pm
Just heard an ad for this on Radical Personal Finance. Appears to be funds of bonds for commercial solar projects. Claims to return 8.5% for 7 year notes. Would anyone throw some play money into this? Seems at least as good as Peer to Peer lending?
I heard about Wunder and got curious, so I checked it out. The 8.5% return includes interest and repaid principal. Using an amortization calculator shows that the total interest you earn over the 7 years is about 33% of your original investment, which works out to a CAGR of 4.16%. (Although you'd be constantly getting some of the money back, and you could reinvest it somewhere else, so your overall return would be higher.)

Basically, it seems to be a basket of mortgage-backed securities, but with solar projects. Higher yield, but no liquidity. If I had independent confirmation that their "target" return numbers were legit, I might consider putting some play money into it.

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