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Can anyone see why, if the market behaves normally, that in 13 years or so I should be not be looking at a statement showing a return of between 9 to 11% on my investment?


That's fine, but you should be aware that you may well not end up with a return in exactly that range in 13 years. These are equity investments, which means that there will be more volatility than with bonds. As such, I wouldn't count on having a certain sum by any exact date, at least not with any degreee of specificity. If you mean that you plan on retiring in 13 years and will then tap your portfolio over time while maintaining at least some equity allocation, it sounds fine to me.
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