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[sharechat] Setting Goals


From: "Biron Gold" <gold_nz@hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 03:19:45 -0000


I've being investing in shares for more years than I care to remember.
Due to such factors as greed, impatience, lack of planning and stupidity, my 
returns have only been  mediocre.

However over the last couple of years I've taken a more planned longer term 
approach to share investing and have set myself the goal of achieving an 
average  return of 20% per annum (including dividends and allowing for 
brokerage) for the next 15 years.
Obviously some years I will get nowhere near 20%, whereas in some years my 
returns will be much higher.
As an example, in the 12 months to 31/3/01 my total return was only 9%.
However in the prevous 12 month period my return was 45%

I would be interested in the opinions of others, on if you think that 
averaging 20% per annum over the long term is achievable.
Am I being to ambitious? Perhaps aiming to low?

I would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has achieved average 
annual returns that are much higher than 20% over the long term
(10 years plus).What are your strategies and what companies have been real 
winners for you over that time.

Any feedback appreciated.

Regards
Biron
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