Exactly my point. That is trading. I/we are talking about standard buy and hold investments for the average punter. Property is better because you can leverage better.I wouldn't call them buy and hold stocks rather trading stocks.
You're doing well but I wouldn't advocate a beginner doing this unless they were of high intelligence and did all their research and learning.By buying listed stock off market at 20% below market prices and trading is a no brainer. Buying unlisted stocks and taking them to the market normally generates 4 times return but sometime 20 times return.
Then you have special situations stocks that are about to do something that gets the market excited.
One that I had a windfall on recently was cassini
Since 1997, our fund has generated on average ~38% pa with the worst year generating ~32%pa
The average punter is not sophisticated enough to beat the index (in fact I worked at one of Australia's largest brokerage firm and a majority of the brokers invested in real estate as they believed it was damn hard to beat the index). The average punter will fall for a all sorts of trading schemes advertised all over the internet (options, CFDs, forex) but very few will be successful