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At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that included rolling shutdowns, US investors on average still reported gains of 16.5 percent in 2020. So as the US economy emerges out of the worst and starts humming again, why not expect even higher returns?

That’s just the investor sentiment that Natixis Investment Managers found in its Global Survey of Individual Investors — but a far cry from what financial advisors believe is more attainable.

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