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Kiva – 4 Micro Loans

We've had a decent run with things lately so I paid a visit to our friends at Kiva and set up another 4 micro-loans to those in the world who are a little less fortunate. For anybody who is unsure of what Kiva is all about, I could wax lyrical for a few paragraphs but it's probably more beneficial to watch the little youtube video below and to your right entitled, "Kiva - The Pedro Story". The basics for the video skippers: Kiva's mission is to connect people, through lending, for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva empowers individuals to lend to an...

Month 1 Summary – Portfolio Value £5,924

I must apologise, I really am a fair-weather blogger. Looking over my daily updates during the first month of our little quest to net a million, it must appear that Investor Trader has been a resounding success. Of the seven updates I've written, six have claimed capital gains on the day - unrealised, though they are. But if you take a careful look at the reality of things, it's a little closer to 60-40 in favour of the good days. Overall though, some of the good days have been very good, which has seen total capital appeciate, by in the region...

Kiva

I've been giving a little thought as to which charity I should share my wealth with when we I hit the magical million (if I don't believe it, no-one will) and time and time again I come back to Kiva. For those of you new to Investor Trader, my aim was to raise a million pounds via site income and share equity revenue in the space of 5 years - hence the big numbers to your right - after which time I was to share a portion of any money made with a charity. Now there's any number of fantastic charities out...