Types of Investment Returns

There are three forms of investment returns

  1. interest
  2. dividends
  3. capital gains


Different investments produce different types of returns.

Investment Interest Dividends Capital Gains
bank savings account Yes - -
bonds Yes - -
dividends left on deposit (whole life) Yes - -
GICs Yes - -
mutual funds Yes Yes Yes
real estate - - Yes
segregated funds Yes Yes Yes
stocks - - Yes
T-bills Yes - -
term deposits Yes - -

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