Lending Club stock versus Lending Club notes

A \$20,000 portfolio split evenly between Lending Club stock and in Lending Club notes at the company’s IPO in 2014 would be worth \$14,188 today. The notes would have a value of \$11,607, while the Lending Club stock would be valued at \$2,581. That’s not the end of the story, though.

Brace for impact?

An increase of stock market prices is only sustainable when it matches economic growth. Otherwise it’s pure speculation, and history has shown that ‘corrections’ inevitably happen.