How Current Market Volatility is Affecting Equity Crowdfunding.

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WHAT IS MARKET VOLATILITY?

Market volatility is nothing new. It’s simply the degree to which an investment’s price changes over time. For example, let’s say you invest in a company valued at $100 million. If the value of that company rises to $105 million, it has increased by 5%. However, if it then falls to $95 million, it has decreased by 10%.

WHAT CAUSES MARKET VOLATILITY?

Several factors can cause market volatility, including political instability, natural disasters, and changes in interest rates. However, the current market volatility is largely caused by issues left over from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus continued to spread worldwide, economies were impacted in various ways, including supply chain disruptions, job losses, and falling consumer confidence.

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR EQUITY CROWDFUNDING?

Equity crowdfunding involves investing in early-stage companies in exchange for equity (a share in the company). So far this year, there has been a slowdown in equity crowdfunding as investors become more cautious about where they put their money. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It could present an opportunity for savvy investors to get involved in some great companies at a discounted price.

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IT’S STILL A VIABLE OPTION.

Current market conditions are having an impact on equity crowdfunding, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still a viable option for investors. While more risk is involved during periods of volatility, there could also be more upside potential. So if you’re comfortable with taking on some additional risk and believe in the long-term prospects of the company you’re considering investing in, equity crowdfunding could still be worth considering.

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Jeff "fuzzy" Wenzel

Jeff "fuzzy" Wenzel

I find $$$ for startups using equity crowdfunding. Looking for capital? Send me a message.