Since November 7, 2013 I no longer invest in Lending Club. The results below show my investment results up to that date. You can read here my reasons for ending this investement.
I really enjoy investing with Lending Club. I’ve been investing with Lending Club for almost 3 years and over that time I have developed a method of selecting, evaluating and watching new notes in which I want to invest and those I am already invested in. The method of watching the notes I already own helped me to avoid late or defaulting notes. And by that I mean absolutely no troubled note at all. By watching carefully my notes I was able to sell any note before it turned bad. This process helped me to have only current notes and increasing my return.
The following charts are showing my current record.
Interest rate over time:
As you can see at the chart above I started investing in March 2010 (point mouse at the graph and the exact date and value appears). Because I only held a few notes in the account the interest rate skyrocketed to over 14%. You may have a similar experience with this. When you start investing and hold 4 notes only, your average can get pretty high. As i was adding more cash and adding more notes (and I was conservative adding mostly A and B notes) the rate started dropping. I had no strategy for a prolonged period of time (until March 2012) as you can see the rate bouncing at the same level.
In April 2012 I implemented my strategy and watched it for some time. It worked very well, so in July 2012 I decided to start contributing more cash as you can see in a below displayed chart. Since then, the interest rate started growing. As I gained confidence in what I was doing I started taking in more aggressive notes (D, E, F, and G) which are helping in growing my account faster.
Current account value:
This chart shows the value of the account over time. It contains a net value, so all commissions, fees, but also contributions and interest are included.
Monthly payments (interest & principal):
This chart indicates net payments I am receiving every month. It includes repayments and interest.
Annual interest income:
This chart shows my annual interest I am receiving. that means if nothing changes and I stop contributing, start reinvesting principal only, and withdrawing interest, this is the amount I should be receiving annually.
Later in my LC carreer I learned that LC net interest rate isn’t a very accurate number. To get an accurate number I started using XIRR calculation in a spreadsheet to obtain the rate number. In average my overall ROI is about 1% lesser than the one presented by Lending Club in my account. I will be posting this number with my quarterly reports and also later I will include it on this page.
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