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
The Prospect of a Fed Rate Hike Is Affecting the Markets
Homebuilders, REITS and commodities plays are all being looked at through the lens of an imminent rate rise.
Gold Crowd Awaits Clarity from the Fed
There is likely to be a domino effect no matter what decision the Fed makes on interest rates.
Is Mutiny Brewing Within the Fed?
As the central bank's GPS goes on the fritz, members want to know who's driving.
Idea of Fiscal Stimulus via Infrastructure Spending Gains Traction
Federal Reserve bank presidents have begun promoting the need for fiscal stimulus measures.
If Oil Prices Don't Rise, the Middle East Will Sink
It looks like U.S. alternative oil sector, not the Saudis, is determining prices.