DALLAS - There’s often a difference between investor sentiment and how the market actually performs -- so how do advisors deal with this apparent disconnect from realty?

According to Russell's March 2013 Financial Professional Outlook survey, advisors said clients largely perceive equity markets as scary when in actuality they should allocate to the asset class and stay the course. A total of 60% of advisors surveyed said the top reason clients strayed from their investment policy was to reduce exposure to risky assets. 

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