Advisers are showing signs of optimism after months of market doldrums, according to a new survey by broker/dealer Securities America of 180 of its top producers.

Asked whether their strategy was to hunker down and ride out the recession or grow out of it, an overwhelming 82% of these advisers, all of whom produce over $500,000 per year, plan to do the latter, primarily through new client acquisition. More than half of advisers expect their revenue to either stabilize or grow this year.

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