Charles Schwab's Investment Strategist Shares Her Outlook for 2011

Liz Ann Sonders warns that too much optimism may adversely affect the market in the short term, but remains positive for the long term.

Now that U.S. stocks are up nearly 100% since the March 2009 bottom, the bulls are out in full force. That worries Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab. Although she thinks the stock market will perform well this year, Sonders’s contrarian instincts tell her that there’s now too much optimism, which could lead to a correction soon. Sonders, who graced the cover of the January 2010 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (see Interview with Liz Ann Sonders: Listen to Your Portfolio), chatted with us about her outlook for 2011. Here’s an edited transcript of our conversation:

KIPLINGER’S: What are your expectations for the economy in 2011?

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Jennifer Schonberger
Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance