I was reading through an article in the Financial Post a couple of days ago that was discussing the near 25% drop in gold prices in 2013, as well as a 14+% drop in hedge funds since Spring 2011. All this makes me very happy to be investing in real estate and working with properties that will return me a healthy 8 to 12% or more very year. And since I am investing in a market that is recovering from what I believe has hit bottom, I will have the added bonus of some appreciation on my assets.

I have friends who have played the stock and commodity markets for years, and all of them have been complaining about the returns. Yes, they have made some dividends, but certainly no appreciation over all. Bring on the real estate!

Financial Post Article - Why there’s no such thing as a safe haven.


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