Affluent investors ended the first half of the year on a sour note, their confidence slipping seven points in June, to minus-12 on Spectrem Group's Affluent Investor Confidence Index, but advisers say that falling confidence presents an opportunity rather than an obstacle.

The last time affluent investors' confidence fell so far so fast was in June 2009, when the Spectrem index dropped by eight points. This June's decline means affluent investors, those with $500,000 to $1 million to invest, are feeling bearish.

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