Bernanke says the economy is kind'a recovering. Compare those remarks to the outright bullish statements of Liz Ann Sonders, the chief investment strategist of Charles Schwab & Co who earned a reputation for being Madam Gloom at past Schwab IMPACT conferences.
Schwab’s annual IMPACT conference for its affiliated RIA’s opened yesterday evening in San Diego. The highlight thus far: The discourse between BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink and PIMCO CEO and co-CIO Mohamad El-Erian.
“Are you going to IMPACT this year?” I heard it over and over again from executives, advisors marketers, recruiters, attorneys, compliance experts, technology people and other reporters for weeks leading up to the event. Schwab IMPACT 2009—this year in San Diego—is not all hype.