Thanks for your question.
Firstly, I do think it's a good idea to consult a stockbroker on specific issues like this. Do you have one?
At what price did you get into the counter? e.g. if you got in early Jan 2009, you'd be in the money.
I'm assuming that if you've had it for about 2 years, R53 - R55? That being the case, you're in a loss position, and depending on how many units you have, it could be quite a substantial Rand loss - these are details that I am not familiar with.
Satrix Resi seems to have flattened out to the July 2009 level. It reached a high of R77 per unit which I doubt it will reach again anytime soon. The second level was around R61, which I also doubt it will see soon.
It seems destined to stay in the range of R48 - R54, so the answer pretty much depends on your total entry cost, your current level, and the estimated loss if you had to exit now.
Notwithstanding a loss, you could make up the loss in a more aggressive counter, if you have the appetite for it.
In terms of resources, yes I believe there will be a return to resources in the future - perhaps not right now, but it will return.
Try Gold, or AGL below R200ps.
It is always advisable to have a stop loss on any investment - the line beyond which you are not prepared to cross, and which triggers a sale, cutting the possibility of further losses.
NB! Please consult a stockbroker in terms of your decision to stay in or exit STXRES.
Wishing you the best.
Safe & happy investing,
The Merkurius team.