Advisor Confidence Index (ACI)

Trends in Advisors' ETF Decisionmaking and Usage

How advisors use these increasingly popular investment choices in their practices

As the markets continue to gyrate wildly, advisors are increasingly turning to exchange traded funds (ETFs) for their flexibility, transparency and lower expense ratios. In fact, nearly all advisors (83%) who took part in  the Rydex AdvisorBenchmarking November survey  believe that ETFs will be a primary investment vehicle for them in 2009. And while ETF assets have fallen 12.9% over the past 12 months to $495B from $568.7B, the number of ETFs on the market has climbed 16% during

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