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JOHANNESBURG – Analysts expect 2019 to usher in a period of prosperity for the JSE after investors suffered negative returns this year, with the all share index has plunged by more than 10 per cent.

In 2017 the JSE all share index had delivered a healthy 20percent return on investments.

The latest Schroders Global Investor Study found that South African investors expect their portfolios to return nearly 13 per cent annually in the next five years. This would be 8.4 per cent higher than their actual returns over the past five years.

Claire Walsh, a personal finance director at Schroders, said there was a significant disconnect between what South Africans expected to earn in returns over the coming years and the annual rate of return that they were currently achieving.

“Despite actual MSCI index five-year average annual returns over the period 2013 to 2018 (based in rands) being relatively low at 4.4 per cent, South African investors expect annual returns to increase by 8.4 per cent to 12.8 per cent over the next five years,” Walsh said.