An after-tax bonus from shares

The ASX – Russell ‘Long Term Investing Report’ shows shares have performed even better against other asset classes on an after-tax basis.

The ASX – Russell ‘Long Term Investing Report’ has been released, with performance data for various asset classes up until the end of the 2012 calendar year. While investors have different philosophies about how they expose their money to investment markets, for most, benefitting from the returns from investment markets over long periods make up an important part of their wealth creation strategy.

Asset Class

20-Year Return to the
End of December 2012 (per annum)

Value of $100,000
Invested 20 Years Ago

Australian Shares

9.8%

$648,700

Residential Property

9.5%

$614,200

Global Shares – Unhedged

5.3%

$280,900

Australian Listed Property

7.1%

$394,300

Cash

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