A survey of global investment trends shows retirement savers could be suffering from cognitive dissonance.

Almost nine in 10 U.S. investors expect strong returns from their portfolios in 2015, with a majority expecting a 10 percent return, according to Schroders Global Investment Trends Survey.

Yet those same investors say they expect to allocate as much as 41 percent of their portfolios to low-yielding investments, such as cash.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.