If you happen to be an investor in the stock market, perhaps it is time to consider diversifying your investment portfolio. While stocks can offer significant potential for returns, they also come with an elevated risk of potential loss. As you approach retirement age, it becomes increasingly vital to select investments that prioritize capital preservation. The reality is that the stock market is highly volatile and carries a substantial level of risk. Fortunately, there are alternatives available to stock market investments for investors seeking above-average returns with moderate levels of risk. One such alternative is the opportunity to invest in real estate through Trust Deeds.
Trust Deeds allow investors to get a passive introduction to investing in real estate without the need for large capital outlays and with the opportunity to earn attractive annual returns. As an investor, you get to choose which projects you invest in as well as which borrowers your funds are lent to. Investment funds are used to assist developers across the U.S. with acquisition, development, construction, or renovation costs.
Why you should invest in Trust Deeds today:
- Higher Returns: Trust deeds typically offer higher interest rates than traditional investment options like stocks or bonds. This higher return potential can help boost the overall performance of your portfolio and increase your long-term wealth.
- Diversification: Including trust deeds in your portfolio adds diversification, reducing your exposure to the volatility of the stock market. Trust deeds are not directly correlated with the stock market, so they can provide a stable income source even during market downturns.
- Collateralized Investment: Trust deeds are secured by real estate properties, providing a collateralized investment. This means that if the borrower defaults on the loan, the lender (you) has the opportunity to foreclose on the property as a means of recouping the investment. The collateralization aspect provides an additional layer of protection for your investment and the best part is, you don't have to do any of the heavy lifting; Ignite Funding handles it all.
- Passive Income Stream: Trust deeds can generate a steady stream of passive income in the form of monthly interest payments. This can be particularly attractive for investors seeking regular cash flow without the need for active management, especially those investors that want to invest tax-free/tax-deferred with a Self-Directed IRA.
So how does the process work?
Once you identify a project that is of interest, you make your investment in it along with several other investors who seek to capitalize on the potential returns from that project. The projects are vetted by seasoned underwriters who evaluate the project and borrower against very high standards. From there, you sit back and watch that "mailbox" money come in on the 15th of each month. Once the loan is paid off by the borrower, your principal investment is returned to you, and you are free to reinvest into another loan. It's really that simple. If you would like a more detailed explanation about the investing process at Ignite Funding, download our "8 Steps to Trust Deed Investing" whitepaper by clicking here.