ETFs continue to dominate as the investment of choice for most advisers, according to the Financial Planning Association's 2017 Trends in Investing survey. Indeed, 88% of respondents said they currently use the passive products (the most popular among 17 options), and 50% said they plan to increase their use or recommendation over the next 12 months (again, the most common response.)
Scroll through to see some of the other trends among advisers. All data on the following slides is from the Financial Planning Association's 2017 Trends in Investing Survey. Data on the cover slide showing the overall U.S. stock and bond markets comes from the World Bank and SIFMA.