The Advisor Confidence Index (ACI) is a benchmark that gauges advisor’s views on the U.S. economy and the stock market. It was down nearly 6% compared to December, and it’s down 24% since the the index was created in March 2004.
Issues worrying advisors are the same ones plaguing the overall population: the subprime and credit crises, real estate, consumer overspending and worldwide financial issues.
Advisors were most down in the dumps about the six-month economic outlook, which was down 11.5%. On the flip side, they do hope for better times ahead: the 12-month economic outlook was up 5.3%.
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