Over the past five years, nominal returns on most South African major asset classes ranged between 4.4% (for small cap shares) and 14.1% (for Real Estate Investment Trusts). The All-share index return amounted to 12.7% p.a. which was only slightly higher than the 12.4% return p.a. achieved on the Alsi Top40 Index. Bond market returns over the past five years averaged 7.3%.
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