Advisors' two biggest pieces of advice for clients in 2012 is continued volatility (cited by 40%) and slow economic growth (15%), the latest survey of U.S. financial advisors by Russell Investments found. The survey was conducted among 300 advisors at 132 firms nationwide.

Sixty-three percent said that market volatility has dominated their conversations with clients in the past six months. As a result, 78% have been making more outbound calls, 52% are holding more client meetings and 49% are receiving more inbound calls from clients.

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