Earn significant passive income with STEEM without locking SP by investing in MAPR tokens.
This week's distributed profits are 0.362%, equivalent to 18.9% APR.
Remember that MAPR has a unique distribution and pricing system. If you look at the MAPR tokens you, as delegator, have received today, multiply that number by the new official BUY Price and you get the same amount in STEEM as you would have done under the old system of just paying out STEEM transfers.
Token-holders receive no token distribution, unless they are also delegators. Their profit comes in the token price increase.
The added bonus is that if you don't sell this week's tokens, then next week their value will rise to at least the new BUY Price. This is how the token allows compounding of profits, for both delegators and token-holders.
Using the language of investment trusts, delegators hold "income" stakes where the "interest" is paid out in tokens, whereas token-holders have "capital" stakes where the profit is added to the token price.
MAPR: The Numbers
All these numbers relate to a 7-day period (Monday to Sunday) and calculated in STEEM per SP.
Value of Steem upvotes = APR 22.2% [1a], 12.7% [1b], 12.1% [1c]
Value of Steem author rewards payouts = APR 11.1% [2a], 6.4% [2b], 6.0% [2c]
Distributed MAPR payouts = 0.362% (APR 18.9%) 
Total MAPR payouts = 0.370% (APR 19.2%) 
MAPR BUY Price: 1.06586 STEEM 
MAPR SELL Price: 1.07652 STEEM 
 Theoretical maximum value of Steem upvotes, assuming 10 full upvotes at 100% power for 7 days, averaged over 7 days and expressed as an APR. This calculation was performed for an SP of 1 million STEEM to be as close as possible to linearity. Your own upvote will be somewhere between 50-100% of this value.
The values are now calculated for three levels of voting power: 1 million SP (a); 10,000 SP (b); and 1,000 SP (c).
 Theoretical value of Steem upvote author rewards, assuming 50% curation rewards, 50-50 split of post payouts and SBD print rate, averaged over 7 days and expressed as an APR. Your own author rewards will be somewhere between 50-100% of this value.
 MAP Rewarder distributed payout sent to delegators this week as tokens and the MAPR price adjusted to reflect this.
 Total payouts for the week, including bonus upvotes, free full upvote, free SBI and this week's distribution.
 Our BUY price is the price you may sell your MAPR tokens such that their value in STEEM is the same as if this week's distribution was done by direct STEEM transfer.
 Our SELL price is about 1% above the BUY price.
Our MAPR distribution  is much higher than the average blockchain author rewards .
Our payout  is now significantly higher than most users can achieve [2a, b & c]
higher than most users can even generate with a full vote [1b, 1c].
Profits will be paid today in the new MAPR tokens.
Our profit distribution continues to creep up towards 19-20% APR mark. This comes from a mixture of post and curation rewards and token trading. With the new Steem economy, the latter has become more important.
For the first week in a long time, Steem's upvote and reward values are flat.
Our income of 18.9% APR sits well above the 75% level of a whale's self-vote (at about 85%), and significantly above what most users can generate, even from a self-vote including curation rewards.
So, by investing in MAPR, whether as a delegator or by buying tokens, you will be earning about the same percentage as a whale. Sure, it won't be the same amount but it is the same percentage - and with a non-linear curve that's important.
Although our weekly returns are variable, here is a graph of how we have been performing since the MAPR token was launched. (Thanks to @gerber for the discord-bot.)
MAP Rewarder, without the token, has been in operation some 22 months, so you can extrapolate back from that graph to get an idea of our returns to members.
There really needs to be a psychological change in Steem users who think that SP is the only way to invest in the blockchain. Tokens such as MAPR, and others in the MAP FinTech family, are designed to achieve high and stable returns without any SP. This also means you no longer have to wait 14 weeks to undelegate SP and then power it down fully.
See you next week!
Next rewards distribution will be on Monday 2 December.