With the markets still trying to find their way amid the European debt crisis, an anemic jobs landscape in the United States along with a still weak housing picture, financial advisors are still facing a two-fold dilemma: showing returns in their clients' portfolios and regaining their trust.

It seems like everything  is conspiring against advisors in their efforts to reassure investors. Let's face it. The $2 billion trading loss at J.P. Morgan is only the latest blow to the reputation of the financial services industry. The one thing advisors cannot do is lose faith in themselves and the job that they do for their clients. Sure, it's not easy when the headlines bray with each scandal and the markets gyrate in response to the political changes in nations like Greece and France.

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