What a week in the Windy City! Schwab rolled out the red carpet for thousands of financial advisors, RIA's, Fintech firms, asset managers, investors and the media this past week in Chicago at its annual IMPACT conference. While the conference offers continuing education for credit targeted at CFP's, CPA's and CIMA's, its a networking bonanza and an opportunity to hear from industry experts, strategists and celebrities. See the full agenda here.
For investors growing skittish about the continuation of the bull market and global growth and investing opportunities, the top strategists at Schwab have a message for you: "Let the good times roll." Despite the political risks, frothy valuations and often unfounded comparisons to past market tops, Schwab sees several reasons to remain optimistic. In fact, they see five reasons to be thankful as IMPACT 2017 kicks off in Chicago a little over a week before Thanksgiving.
Attention all Business School students!!! There is good news out there on the jobs front. Despite all the hand-wringing about downsizing in the financial services sector, it has been one of the strongest areas of growth in the U.S. economy this year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 153,000 jobs have been added to the Financial Activities sector in the past 12 months. The biggest gains have come in Real Estate and what the BLS calls "Insurance Carriers and Related Activities".
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".