Americans are banking heavily on stocks and real estate in the upcoming decade, according to the Franklin Templeton Global Investor Sentiment Survey.
Twenty-nine percent expect stocks to be the best-performing asset class, the survey of 1,049 adults found. And even though the real estate market is still struggling, 26% said they expect real estate to do well in the coming decade. Most Americans, 73%, expect international stocks to offer the best opportunities. The citing of stocks and real estate was followed by previous metals (18%), non-metal commodities (14%), bonds (6%), currencies (6%) and derivatives (1%).