​​2016 Trends in Inves​​​​ting

2016_Trends_Investing.pngThe 2016 Trends in Investing Survey marks the second consecutive year since the survey was first completed in 2006 that ETFs are the preferred investment vehicle among advisers, with 83 percent of financial advisers surveyed currently using or recommending ETFs with their clients—the most popular investment vehicle among 17 options. The survey has shown continued growth in the popularity of ETFs since 2006, when just 40 percent of survey participants indicated they used or recommended ETFs. This percentage grew to 44 percent in 2008, to 79 percent in 2014, to 81 percent in 2015, and now 83 percent in 2016.

The 2016 survey, which was fielded online in April and received 283 responses by financial advisers of various backgrounds, also indicated that 46 percent of advisers plan to increase their use or recommendation of ETFs with clients over the next 12 months. No other investment vehicle showed this level of anticipated increased usage.


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