As we can note from the above table, the average returns for the past 10 years is around 18.3%. Hence if an investor is investing in an index fund or ETFs like Nifty Bees , over a longer time frame of 5-7 years, the returns are spectacular. The important point to note here is that, though the index has almost regained its previous peak of 21000 in 2008, many of the individual stocks are still languishing around 2008 levels. This again emphasis the fact the investing in diversified mutual funds, like HDFC Top 200 or Index ETFs is safer and better, than investing in individual stocks, to get better returns from the markets.
Be a wise investor !