1 S&P Global
2 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors conducted by Core Data Research March-April 2021. Survey included 8,550 investors across 24 countries.
3 “World Economic Outlook, October 2021: Recovery during a Pandemic.” IMF, Oct. 2021,
 4 FactSet

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