I enjoyed Scott Francis’s article, An after-tax bonus from shares, that compared returns from different asset classes. As a dyed in the wool share investor the conclusion came as no surprise. I am assuming when we talk about residential property we are looking at it from an investment point of view. In my experience these pieces of research normally do not include the impact of land tax.
If land tax is included and franking credits then the differences would be even starker. Maybe we should also include stamp duty just to be completely clear that equities are the way to go.