Schwab's Sonders is 'most optimistic' in 2 years about US economy

Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, says she is "optimistic" and "more comfortable" with her outlook about the U.S. economy.

In fact, Sonders is "the most optimistic about the economy" she has been in two years, she said in an e-mail.

Sonders has been warning folks about housing since the late summer of 2006 and waving "recession warning flags" since mid-2007. "The economy has turned and . . . we may already be out of the recession," she said.