Even After Stock Markets’ Big Run Up, Peer Investing Still a BetterOption
The S&P 500 has gained 36.96% over the last 12 months, bringing some much-needed comfort to investors. The loyalty of the buy-and-hold investor, however, has not been rewarded. As of April 30, 2010, the S&P 500 returned only 2.63% over the past 5 years, and showed a pitiful -0.19% over the last 10 years (including the recent big run-up).
On May 3, 2010 Barron’s stated:
“Certain top investment strategists are telling clients that this year, ‘Sell in May and go away’ is an even better idea than usual.”
Now may be the time to consider going away from the equity markets and diversifying your portfolio into alternative asset classes. Lending Club’s net annualized return of over 9.5%* has shown to be an alternative investment option with less volatility and more consistent returns. To date, Lending Club Notes have a beta of nearly zero (-0.00104) when measured against the S&P 500.
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* Based on Average Net Annualized Returns from June 2007 (first loan origination) to April 2010.