Public Provident Fund, PPF returns vs Equity Linked Savings Scheme, ELSS returns for period 1994-2009

PUBLIC PROVIDENT FUND (PPF) Vs ELSS Returns for 1994-2009

The following chart compares the returns generated over a 15 year period (From 1994-2009) by yearly investment in PPF vs yearly investment in ELSS. For the ELSS, the scheme chosen is SBI Magnum Taxgain simply because no other ELSS scheme was running throughout this period.

In April 2009, even after the equity market had corrected by almost 50% as compared to previous highs, the corpus in ELSS was 250% of the PPF Corpus!!

PPF vs ELSS - 1994 to 2009