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“If The Market Crashes I’m Happy”

Not me personally. But…

The big drop in stocks reminded me of an article I read not too long ago: “If the Market Crashes, I’m Happy”.

Starting with the headline, much of the post feels over-the-top (as does much of what is written by the author, Stephan Piscano). That said, I think it is certainly worth the read. I like his easy-to-understand explanation of how real-estate investments can use leverage to deliver outsized returns. This is one of real estate’s true advantages over many other types of investments.

Secondly, I also strongly agree with the basic premise of the post, which after stripping away some of the hyperbole is this: real estate investments that are based on solid fundamentals can isolate investors from big losses in the stock market and even drops in the real estate market itself.

For investors looking for stronger returns with less risk than both stocks and bonds, here is a couple of data driven posts that I think you will appreciate:

The Single Best Investment You Can Make for 2018

How to Prepare Your Portfolio in a Maturing Bull Market

About the author: David Scacco is a partner and investor with a social impact real estate firm, OpenPath Investments.

One more post that I think you will like:

“My Next Google: A perspective from employee 75

A little about OpenPath with zero hyperbole: OpenPath is a social impact real estate company. In partnership with our network of accredited individual investors, we acquire large apartment complexes in growing metros where housing supply is constrained. We add value to the properties via light renovations, better management, and our Urban Village program. UV creates real value for our investors, our working-class residents, and the environment.

OpenPath investment opportunities are for accredited investors. I am not a CPA or professional financial advisor. All opinions are my own. Feel free to reach out: David at OpenPathInvestments dot com.

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Investor, Partner, Advisor. First Google Advertising Exec (2000–07), ex-Chicagoan. Now at OpenPath Investments & FullCycle Climate Partners

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