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Property Development Investment Opportunity

Hello my dear reader. Today I am going to introduce you to an exclusive investment opportunity. You probably don’t know this, but I am not just a blogger or forex trader. I also happen to be a heavy investor in real estate. In this brief post I am going to give you a once in a lifetime opportunity join me in a private and lucrative real estate investment opportunity. Understandably some of you are weary of hearing about investments – especially from online sources. I’m just going to tell you that whatever you think this is, it is not. This is no HYIP (high yield invesment program – aka “ponzi scheme”), or any of that junk – more on this below.

Before I go any further I want you all to know that this offer is not going to last long. I am going to keep this post up for about a week, and after that I WILL DELETE IT PERMANENTLY.

Ok, so let me get down to business. Like the title says this investment opportunity has to do with property development. What we do is buy land and develop it for residential or long term residual income use (currently we are focused more on short term residential building lots). We focus on only WATERFRONT property. This is because it is more valuable of course and that means greater profit for us.

At the moment all our properties are located in CANADA in the province of New Brunswick. This is our base of operations.

The reason I am bringing this opportunity to you folks is because:

a) I think you guys deserve a chance to get in on something real and genuine where you can actually visit and see the properties your moneys are going into.

b) We are currently in the process of working on a waterfront  property and we need some extra funds to complete it. We use private investment capital only! We do NOT borrow from banks or any other financial institutions! Hence when we need extra funds we go directly to you, the private investor.

If you’re still wondering why I’m even telling you about this in the first place. Well the answer is that the quicker the projects are funded the faster I can make money by getting the project underway and ready for sale (and of course the same goes for the other members). There are NO referral fees in our program and there never will be. I am not sharing this opportunity with you purely to earn a commission.

Having gotten that out of the way, I should mention that this will be the LAST time we will allow new members in our group. After this current project closes we will be self-sufficient and thus there will be no need for fresh capital.

I personally look very much forward to the day when our latest project is fully funded as it means we won’t have to take the risk of bringing in new people. You see, inviting new members is a risk for us because we don’t know how serious some people are or if they are in it for the long term like our established member base.

Having said that, I want it to be made perfectly clear that we DO NOT want people with the commonly found HYIP or get rich quick mentality. Those people are not welcome. They are better off wasting their money on their risky games – in the end they all reap what they sow. What we do takes time and patience, and thus it demands of you to think for the long term. Some project may sell out in 4-6 months, but some may take a year, maybe two. Did I scare some of you? Good! Consider that statement the acid test or a test of investor fortitude.

Ok, so let’s move on and discuss potential returns. We typically shoot for returns in the range of 150-250% (or more – depends on the project of course). The lowest return we’ve been able to grab was around the 160% mark so we’ve done pretty well for ourselves. Bear in mind that there is no guarantee as to how fast our properties will sell! What we strive to achieve is to DOUBLE our money with every project we close.

Those of you who wish to express interest please send me an e-mail to:

opportunity@alansmoneyblog.com

Please make sure you specify clearly in the subject line “private property development program” for the sake of expediency.

Those that express interest will receive from me a link to our “invitation” page where they will be required to pay a $5 (CDN) information package and registration fee (this is done to discourage “tire kickers” and other such non serious individuals). From there on you will be granted access to our conference room software which we use to meet on a regular basis. You will be required to attend one of our meetings and go through an orientation. We want to make sure you know exactly what we’re about! We will answer all your detailed questions during the orientation.

I will be there as well.

Ok, that about does it for this post. To those of you who decide to join, I look forward to chatting with you and seeing you become a member of our group.

Cheers,
Alan
http://alansmoneyblog.com

*UPDATE – See this post for further details such as minimum investment, etc*

Private Investment Program 2 – Sept 08 Trading Results

Here are the September 08 performance result for my Private Investment Program 2:

+4% gross returning +3.2% net. this is the best we could do under the circumstances, as our margin bank interest is way up on last month.

In my opinion this isn’t such a bad result considering the massive volatility in the stock market. This program trades on the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) and trading conditions have been brutal there as well. Here is what our main trader has to say about this global financial mess and how its affecting our program:

“I would like to make it crystal clear before we declare this months trading results, that we are involved in the worst down turn in Equity Trading in decades, World Wide.
It’s of no benefit to any body pointing fingers as to who’s to blame, but we do know as of last Friday they (US Govt.) took the first step, in many, to ease the pressure on credit.

As I mentioned in the last report we had no idea then how the market would react to the US Govt. bail out of their financial system, I seems with a certain amount of caution, till it becomes clear how this rescue package works we will see some very high volatility on the trading floor..”

Private Investment Program 2 – August 2008 Performance

Hello there. Just a brief update post on the status of the “private investment program 2” that I’m invested in – just in case you’re all curious. I know some of you have asked me just what it is this program does and how it performs. Well, here is about all I can really tell you encompassed within the text below.

Strategy 1 will be posting a 4.6% gross netting out at 4.1% for the month of August 08.Strategy 2 is still on hold. (90 days).working toward recovering Junes loses.(Yet to be determined)We have received some very good reports on our Commodity stocks Rio Tinto, Oz minerals etc.It seems the experts expect some 15 more years of more positive movement in these products going into the East, China, India, Japan, Korea, and that’s not counting the US when they move back into positive Bull market mode in early 09.

With our stocks we will be well positioned to gain on any increases.

How Private Program 2 Works

Ever since I first introduced this private investment opportunity to my readership the most common question that I get asked is “how does this investment make us money?” My answer is always “with style , grace and a lot of skill” Just kidding, no, that is not my answer. I try to explain it to people in as concise terms as possible, but as of late I received an e-mail update from our main trader which deals with this very topic, and I believe he has greatly lightened my load. Now I can just refer people to his clear and simple explanation of how covered call stock options trading makes us money – in other words how Private Program 2 really works. So without further ado those people who have been invited into this investment program or are thinking of joining should FIRST read this:

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How Trading Strategy 1 Works

To enable me to explain this in simplistic terms, I’m going to pretend that we run a car rental business, we don’t, but I find it’s the best way we can explain how we generate our income.

Imagine our blue chip stock we own as a fleet of cars to rent, each option contract of stock = 1000 shares, that in turn represents 1 car lets say valued at $45,000.each . the good part about this fleet, is the older it gets the more valuable it becomes, but in the short term the value could slip,(bad market days) but the rental income still continues no matter how much the car(stock) value has slipped, but NEVER below its insured value!

Now we own 86 cars that’s (86,000+ Blue chip shares approx. $3,870.000),and we rent them out for as much as we can collect each month.

All of these cars (stock) are insured at the time of purchase, at a rate of agreed replacement value, usually below the cost of our purchase price. (The price gap) the price difference between cost, and insurance cost.

Nealy two thirds of cost of this fleet is being financed by the margin bank, and after we collect our rental each month, we must pay our bank interest 9.35%pa., and our drivers (traders – that means me and my crew), and our insurance, and all other related costs, paid monthly, And the % that’s left is profit.

As the profit builds we buy more cars (stock) and add them to the fleet, 10 this month of May hence increasing our profits.

Keep in mind two years ago we started with 1 car or $55,000 to day we operate 86, and growing.

The only way to lose in this business is for a member close their account, or require their funds back (without appropriate notice, as this notice will fluctuate with the amount required it could be up to 1 to 3 months.) that’s their prerogative, but they must realize that to break into a trade mid month we need to cancel out the required contracts (sell 1 car or more) to satisfy the funds amount required back, and if that action results in a loss, that member must be responsible for that loss, not anyone else who have funds in that broken trade.

The other disadvantage for that member closing their account, is his or her tax commitment, remember folks the funds are all traveling (trading) under one name, and if you lose the protection of that name (Company Name) by closing, your tax commitment could be as high as 46.5% without the Australian Tax File Number, add to that a premature close out cost, and it becomes a very large slice of you hard won profit.

I hasten to add in the two years trading we have had approx. 12 people out of 800 members close their accounts, the main reason still seems to be chasing bigger profits, or that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and we all know in our hearts is a rear find..

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How Trading Strategy 2 Works

t seems last weeks update got the message over how we trade in Covered Call Trading, using the Rental Car scenario, all seemed to understand the simple example.

This week I would like to explain in the same simplistic terms how we trade in the Strategy 2 dealer book.

If you remember last week we actually OWN the stock (cars) that we forward sell the future price’s, (rentals) in the case of our Strategy 2 trading we forward sell future prices (rentals) on stock we DON”T OWN.

Let’s put in simple terms, just imagine we lease all of our rental cars instead of buying them outright, as we do in out Strategy 1 trading book, this of course allows us to acquire a lot more stock (cars to rent), (we all know to lease a car is cheaper than buying,) and potentially a lot more profit, as we don’t have to pay out the huge cost of buying stock.

To achieve this we go into the market, and lease shares (cars), with an option to buy or sell future prices, (rentals) usually a few weeks in advance, for the best (rental) premium price we can get.

Now lets say we get 75c per share premium (rental) from the market this equates to a gross profit of $7,500.00 for a contract of 10,000 shares, or (10cars) leased over say 6 weeks, this is great, as long as the market behaves and goes in the direction we have placed our trade, we walk away with potentially $7500.00.

To safe guard against the market not going the same way, we can go back into the market, and use some of the lease profit (75c) and buy some insurance on each one of the 10,000 option shares, this may cost say 30c each, hence reducing our gross profit to 45c, 75c -30c insurance =45c profit. or $4500.00.

To put this in simplistic terms, we walk into a car rental company, lease 10 cars, (gee this customer would be the making of a car rental company) and we advertise the loan of these cars at a slightly better price than we paid the leasing company, keep in mind on the options market we’re talking to over a million people every day, so we have a good base of potential customers.

However to safe guard our selves against accidents we buy 10 insurance polices, and pay for them out of the money (75c) we received from the people who in turn leased our cars.

BEST CASE SCENARIO

All of this leasing activity is supported by cash, our cash, now this cash margin required by the brokerage company is the estimated replacement cost of the (cars) stock between the price we nominated in the market, called the “strike price”, and the insured price in this case 30c, all of this cash is taken from our account and held by the brokerage company,and when the lease time is over we will receive our margin cash back, as well as the profit 45c from the lease, this is the best case scenario.

WORST CASE SCENARIO

Worst case scenario is the cars all crash, (market goes in the wrong direction) and we have to buy out our lease, and as the insurance is for less than the cost of the car, (stock) we will walk away with a loss. 45c per share, or ($4500.00) without insurance our loss would be $7500.00 plus commissions ect.

ROLL AWAY

If we feel that the market is recovering, we have the option to roll forward, all of the options in danger of crashing, to another time period, hence delaying our profit for that stock by what ever time period we choose to go forward.

REDUCED RISK ON LOSSES

This risk is reduced by leasing a mix of stocks, up to a dozen blocks at any one time, so some we will win, and some we wont, a double digit profit month requires all the leased stock returning in good order, with no lost stock (cars).

MIXING THE LEASE TERMS

This simply means we can make money no matter which way the market runs by nominating a buying or selling option term.

REQUESTED WITHDRAWALS>

When we have a requested withdrawal in the middle of a trading month, this can potentially be a loss for that member, if we have to close out some trades to regenerate the margin cash back that’s being held by the brokerage company, in this case to pay out that request, this underlines the importance of giving yourself plenty of time.

OK I think that’s enough.

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Does that make sense to you folks? Incidentally if you wish to learn this method and trade on your own the main trader does give private one-on-one lessons for a modest fee. I am considering doing this myself later on – we shall see.

I think that about does it for this post – it is already overly large enough as it is. I’m anxiously awaiting this month’s returns – hopefully they’ll bring me a big smile :)

Cheers everyone, and happy investing!

Paradise Properties Real Estate Investments (PPREI) – New Investment Property

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Hello everyone. It has been a very long time since I posted anything about Paradise Properties Real Estate Investments (PPREI). For a little bit I even started to believe that PPREI would disappear off the net like other investment programs. This investment program got hit pretty hard by the failure of FriendlyPay, but it seems like they’re back on track now. Proof of this comes in the form of a new offshore investment property just recently announced on their website.

Before I go into the details of this new property I would strongly suggest you read my post about the new method of investment.

Ok, with that out of the way and seeing as now you know the investment method let’s focus more on the details of the new property.

Here are the details of the investment property taken from PPREI’s website:

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Caribbean Plan
Plan Type : One Time Payment
Monthly Investment : $0
Total Amount : $5000
Property Status : In process of purchase
Investment Deadline : 07/31/2008

Other investment values are:

This plan is backed by silver bullion….

* Your Cost to invest:
o $5000 USD one time payment
o You receive half this amount back right away in the form of Silver Bullion (see below)
o Monthly payments can be made over a 6 month period.

There is only room for 30 people to invest into this one.

* Earning Potential From Investment:
o 2+ times your invested amount (potential is unlimited due to rental). You will earn from weekly rental income and sale of house. 70% of rental profit is returned back to investors. 20% goes to a holding account for that property to cover repairs and unforeseen costs. 10% goes to us for managing the property.

* Estimated time before we sell for max earning potential
o Using as rental property so will not sell unless investors agree and the time is right.

* Side Earning Potential:
o We plan on using this condo as a vacation rental where it would rent for as high as $1500/week in high season and as low as $1000/week in the low season. Thus you would earn weekly profit. We would then sell for even higher when the time came.

* Backed By Silver:
o Your investment is protected in the form of Silver Bullion. We will send you half your invested amount back to you in the form of Silver Bullion. Example:
This plan is $5000. We will send you $2500 back in the form of Silver Bars or Rounds right away. This is .999 pure minted silver 1oz, 5oz, or 10oz bars. This means you will physically have the Silver on hand as a way of securing your investment. Silver will easily double or triple in the next year as it is a perfect form of investment in today’s market.

When it comes time for us to pay you the profit generated from the sale of the property, you will then have to send us back all the silver bullion you received from us. Or you will be given an option to keep the silver and we deduct the current silver per oz rate from the profit you are receiving back.

You invest in Real Estate, we send you Silver Bar(s) so you can feel safe about your investment

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More detail about the property:

Carib Pre-Construction Special

This is a new development and the condos are at Pre-construction pricing. The previous Pre-construction houses we offered are now selling on average for $550,000, which is up from their $269,000 pre-construction prices in just 2 years.

Don’t miss out on another pre-construction offer that will net the same results. These condos are actually part of the same development as the flamingo plans we offered (which were the pre-construction house prices mentioned above)

Here is the floor plan for the studio we are purchasing:

Here are a few pictures of the views and grounds these condos are on. Oh did we mention they are right beside (basically on) the world championship golf course. The first pic is an artists cgi pic as it is not the actually building as it has not been built yet. The rest are from the building location.

Wow, all I can say is I wish I was living there! Look at that beautiful scenery. All in all I have no doubt that this investment property will give invests some very lucrative returns. I’d really like to get in on this one too but sadly I’ve already invested a very large portion of my net wealth in the Canadian real estate market which is doing pretty good too – not as good as the offshore market though, but you know, you can’t realistically compare the two .

Visit the Paradise Properties Real Estate Investments (PPREI) website for more details or to get in on this investment opportunity.

That’s all for now. Happy investing!

Cheers,

Alan

Private Program 2 – April 2008 Performance Results

Good day everyone. This is just a brief post regarding the latest performance results for my “Private Program 2” :

APRIL RESULTS. Strategy 1 4.9 % gross 4.5% net. Strategy 2 4% gross 3.6% net

Strategy 1 results were boosted by April dividends.

Private Program 2 results were influenced with buying back some positions to reduce risk and use the cash in better trades.

DOUBLE DIGIT PROFIT NUMBERS ON THE HORIZON

We estimate the gap in our portfolio value of Strategy 1 dealer book ( this is the difference between our purchase cost, and protection value) will be a lot narrower by year’s end, and we should be trading in double digit profit numbers in the first quarter of 09, I’m sure we all look forward to that!!!

Those of you who wish to join me in this investment program please get in touch with me. You can find my e-mail on the original post (referenced at the top)