Earlier this month, advisors were piling into Denver for Schwab Impact — remember Schwab Impact?
Followed by a month of falling energy prices, ever-earlier holiday shopping madness and rage against Uber — from its bad-boy CEO to its threats to dig up dirt on critical journalists to its questionable naming ideas for internal tools — the gathering seems like a long-ago summer soiree.
Meanwhile, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a controversial new form of ETF, a Twitter exec had something of an Anthony Weiner moment and Barry Ritholtz had a sense of irony.
On Schwab Impact:
A little offended by hotel’s choice for guest wireless access code. #Hairspray #SchwabIMPACT pic.twitter.com/4TAS5Ul6JL
— Tom Lydon (@TomLydon) November 4, 2014
Investors see advisors as a middle aged white man, “they don’t know who you are.” But isn’t the average FA exactly that? #SchwabIMPACT
— Diana Britton (@Diana_Britton) November 5, 2014
RT @PeggyRuhlin People think faster (& worse) on small screen. Give more correct answers on laptop than phone. @shlomobenartzi #SchwabIMPACT
— Schwab4RIAs (@Schwab4RIAs) November 5, 2014
On General Economic Topics:
#Gas is now cheaper than milk. Cows form their own version of #opec what should they call it?