Returns from various asset classes for the period 1979-2012

Returns from various asset classes for the period 1979-2012

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Returns from various asset classes for the period 1979-2012
Investment
Returns in %(average annual)
Rs 10,000 invested in 1979 becomes in 2012
 
Bank deposit
8
1,36,902
Gold
8.7
1,75,000
PPF
9
 1,87,285
Stocks (BSE sensex stocks)
16.5
18,50,000+ Tax free Dividends (@ Sensex Level 18500)
Over Long terms, Equities have outperformed, the other asset classes by a handsome margin. However, having said that it requires tremendous patience, discipline, good advise, serendipity  and avoiding some costly mistakes in between to achieve those returns. 
 
The ERLI Principle sums it up very well ~ Invest :
 
– Early
– Regularly
– Long term perspective
– Intelligently
 
More on Investing Process and Costly Mistakes to avoid.

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