Don’t know whether you saw this, but Schwab Institutional has released the findings of the “Independent Advisor Outlook Study,” a new semi-annual survey of independent investment advisors that measures their views on the geopolitical landscape, economy and investments. By the end of last year, there were more than 15,000 RIAs across the country, managing some $1.8 trillion of U.S. wealth, says Cerulli, and that nearly 1400 independent investment advisors with some $347 billion in assets under management participated in the study.So, what did they have to say?

First, advisors were pretty positive in their outlook for the S&P 500, with 78 percent of them saying that it will go up. However, on the opposite end, 71 percent think the housing market will continue to soften while 45 percent believe inflation will increase.

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