Returns on different investments in Finland

Return on investment varies more in the stock market than with interest bearing instruments. OMXHCAP return index reflects the return of the stock market in Finland. Historically in the long run the stock markets have brought better returns than other assets. However, the return on stock markets can vary strongly. There are some time periods where the return on stock market has been negative. The return on interest bearing instruments has been steadier but in the long run significantly lower than that on the stock markets. Risk and return are usually linked. In the interest markets the risks and returns have been lower, in the stock markets higher. eQ Bank has helped collect the information needed to create these curves. The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion wants to warmly thank Hannu Angervuo from eQ Bank.