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About the Advisor Confidence Index (ACI)
WealthManagement.com's Advisor Confidence Index (ACI) is a monthly benchmark with an eight-year history that gauges registered investment advisor views on the U.S economy and the stock market. ACI data is compiled from a survey of 100+ panel members that work at leading RIA firms who are prequalified for their industry experience and assets under management. The ACI is released monthly to the press and is often quoted as a sentiment of advisor confidence.
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