Financial plannersÂ’ high-net-worth clients are asking for guidance on investing and spending, as they reassess their holdings following the devastation of 2008, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants found in a survey.

While planners are helping their clients revisit their risk tolerance, their advice varies widely. Eighty percent of CPA financial advisers are strongly recommending growth and income securities, 65% are also recommending fixed income, and 40% are calling on them to increase cash holdings. Thirty percent are recommending commodities such as gold and precious metals.

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