Roger Arnold

Roger Arnold is the chief economist for ALM Advisors, a Pasadena, Calif.-based money management firm specializing in income-generating portfolios. Concurrent with his other business responsibilities, Arnold was a radio talk show host for 15 years. He focuses on behavioral economics and chaos theory, better known as the "butterfly effect." He explains the relationships between political, economic and social systems, and how they are all reflected in the financial markets -- stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies and real estate.

Recent Articles By The Author

No Overstatement: Structural Unemployment Is the Biggest Economic Threat

No Overstatement: Structural Unemployment Is the Biggest Economic Threat

An increasing percentage of the population is no longer economically viable.

Economic Reports Don't Match Up

Economic Reports Don't Match Up

Problem is getting worse, with little public discussion.

Gold Has Lost Ground, but It's Still a Good Play

Gold Has Lost Ground, but It's Still a Good Play

For the average investor, this represents a store of value for hedging other investments.

Mortgage REITs Are Rolling Right Along

Mortgage REITs Are Rolling Right Along

Era of volatility appears to have passed.

Where's the Housing Stimulus?

Where's the Housing Stimulus?

It would certainly help economic activity rebound.