In a recent survey conducted by Select Sector SPDR and released from Towers Group Inc., almost three-quarters of 124 financial advisors polled say they're feeling good about the stock market. In fact, 57 percent claim they are looking forward to additional gains this year even if they're not at last year's levels. On the other side of the coin, some 21 percent say they are uncomfortable about the market despite gains in 2003.

As to their clients, the survey reflects that the majority expects, and will be satisfied with, returns between six and 10 percent. Actually, 55 percent say that’s what their clients expect and 61 percent note they will be satisfied with that.

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