NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Investors are waiting for one large part of the economy -- real estate -- to show signs of a revival before piling into the stock market.Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, says we're near a bottom in the housing market, leading her to predict the economy will improve steadily this year rather than to sag in the first half as many economists expect. So now might be the time for investors, who are fleeing mutual funds and the stock market in general, to buy equities.
Why Schwab Thinks the Housing Market Has Bottomed
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