The Profit Foundation Investment Plans.
In our recent “First Thoughts” article about Profit Foundation, we briefly introduced the company’s investment plans in the following way:
Well, the most important thing for online investors is always a company’s array of investment plan offerings. Profit Foundation has a lot of variety in this respect. In fact, you might even say that there is something for everyone. They offer four investment plans in total. Two of them pay a fixed return at their conclusion; one pays a daily return and returns your investment at its conclusion; and, the fourth plan pays a daily return that incudes your investment as part of your earnings. The minimum investment requirements for all of the plans are quite modest and will be well-within the budget of most online investors. Interestingly, the maximum investments for the plans are also very modest. This is a refreshing change from the norm in that it would appear that Profit Foundation isn’t trying to catch a “big fish” and then close the program prematurely.
As far as I can tell, there is no description of the Profit Foundation investment plans on the website. It looks like you first have to register and then go into your account to learn about them. When you do find the plans, a little thing that you might notice about them is that they have rather strange names. I’ll not repeat them here — to keep things simple — and will only refer to them as Plans #1, #2, #3, and #4. This said, here’s what the four investment plans look like:
- Plan #1
- 41.86% after 26 days (I assume that your investment is also returned then)
- $80 – $350
- Plan #2
- 6.4% after 8 days (again I assume that investment is also returned than)
- $350 – $800
- Plan #3
- 1.25% daily for 53 days (investment returned at end of plan)
- $35 – $350
- Plan #4
- 2.6% daily for 53 days (investment returned as part of earnings)
- $5 – $3,500
This is not important, but an interesting thing about these investment plans is some of the unusual numbers that have been selected. For example, the return of 41.86% for Plan #1 seems to imply that the number was very precisely determined. Well, I doubt it. 42% would probably have been good enough. In Plans #3 and #4, the 53-day length of the plan is interesting. Maybe 55 would have been good enough? These are silly observations that have nothing to do with how good or bad the program is. However, they do make a person wonder…
Analysis of the Profit Foundation Investment Plans.
Let’s start at the beginning and take a look at Plans #1 and #2. They are the same type of investment plan. Since you don’t receive any return until the plan ends, that’s obviously when these plans break even. In Plan #1, your total net profit is 41.86% (since your investment is returned to you at the end of the plan in addition to this). If you average this out over the 26-day length of the plan by dividing by 26, you get an average daily net interest (DNI) of 1.61%. In the same way, you could determine that the DNI for Plan #2 is 0.80%, which is quite a bit lower.
For Plan #3, if you multiply the daily return of 1.25% by the 53-day length of the investment plan, you get that, by the time the plan ends, you will have recovered 66.25% of your investment; you will NOT have broken even. So, for this plan, like for Plans #1 and #2, you will not break even until when your investment is returned to you at the end of the plan. And, since your investment is returned to you when the plan ends, and assuming that the program does, indeed, survive until then, your daily return is really your daily net interest (or profit). So, for Plan #3, we have a DNI of 1.25%.
For Plan #4, If you divide 100% by the daily gross interest of 2.6%, you find that you will have recovered your investment (broken even) in 39 days. The total gross return that you will receive from this investment plan is the daily GROSS return of 2.6% times the 53-day length of the plan, or 137.8%. Since this includes your investment, the total NET return that you receive will be 100% less than this, or 37.8%. Finally, averaging this out over the 53-day length of the investment plan by dividing by 53, you get an average daily net interest (DNI) of 0.71%.
So, here’s what we have found out about these investment plans in summary form:
- Plan DNI Days to break even
- #1 1.61% 26 days
- #2 0.80% 8 days
- #3 1.25% 53 days
- #4 0.71% 39 days
There’s a lot to discuss here. You might say that our results are “all over the map.” Which investment plan is the best deal? Which is the worst? There will be pros and cons to each plan and this is what we’ll discuss in Part 2 of the review. Please stand by. Part 2 will be available in a day or two.
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