A bit like stories of the size of the one that got away, popular media stories about the returns that people have made on their investments can very often hide the reality behind a 'headline' return.  The article about Cate Blanchett's amazing return on a property shows that not all that glitters is gold.  In fact when you analyse the facts her return was a measly 0.37% per annum.  Have a read and next time you hear of someone making an 'incredible' return look a bit closer at the figures!