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

All Eyes on Fiscal Policy Now

All Eyes on Fiscal Policy Now

The need for fiscal intervention to promote growth is growing urgent.

Investor Reaction to Failed Healthcare Reform Built on Faulty Assumption

Investor Reaction to Failed Healthcare Reform Built on Faulty Assumption

Risk to healthcare insurance stocks is decidely down.

Gold Is a Reality Hedge on Economic Fears

Gold Is a Reality Hedge on Economic Fears

As concern mounts over the effectiveness of global fiscal and monetary policies, investor interest is rising in gold -- and the cryptocurrency ether.

'As Housing Goes, So Goes the Economy': OK, but Where Is Housing Going?

'As Housing Goes, So Goes the Economy': OK, but Where Is Housing Going?

No one in a position of leadership seems to know what's going on.

Healthcare Stalemate Could Have Catastrophic Consequences

Healthcare Stalemate Could Have Catastrophic Consequences

Because much of the Trump and Republican party agenda is predicated on healthcare reform, nothing can get done until that happens -- or they change course.