When you invest your hard earned money, how much of a return do you expect to get from your investment ? Those who are new to investing will often say, “I want to earn a return of 20% to 50% on my investment—every year.” But is this realistic?
What is a reasonable rate of return to expect on your investment? Is 10% of return a realistic one? Of course it also depend on types of investment and asset class.
If you're a new investor and you expect to earn, say, 15% or 20% compounded on your blue chip stock investments over decades, you are delusional. It's not going to happen and unrealistic.