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Author: Littlechap Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 17905  
Subject: Re: Tax Lien Certificate Fund Date: 6/17/2009 2:06 PM
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I found a company that basically has a fund that invests in tax lien certificates. The name of the company is Commercial Equity Partners. I am a little apprehensive about investing with them money because I cannot find very much info about the company.

You are right to be apprehensive. Never invest in something unless you understand it fully. If the company does not make it easy for you to find out about itself, its product, or how the money is made, that is a signal (in my view) to run in the opposite direction.

Their website shows returns in the 10% range on a relatively safe investment. This is hard to ignore.

For me, hard to BELIEVE, but easy to ignore.

Bernie Madoff promised his investors 12% annual returns. I'm not saying that this outfit is a Ponzi scheme but there is no such thing as consistent high returns on "safe" investments. You said you could not find out much info so I'm wondering how you decided to use the word "safe" here.

This is just a gut reaction; others may have more specific info. Good luck!
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