Shares outperform property longer term

Over the last two decades the Australian sharemarket has given investors better real returns than either listed property trusts or residential property. Conducted each year, the latest Russell/ASX report says that the best after-tax and after-cost returns for both the lowest and highest marginal tax rates have been generated by local shares. At the lowest marginal tax rate shares returned 16.2 per cent after tax while residential property generated a 13.4 per cent return. At the highest marginal tax rate shares returned 13.9 per cent and property 12.0 per cent.

Source: The Daily Telegraph

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