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.

SIGTARP could spell trouble for housing lenders.
Personal income and outlays are up, but consumer confidence isn't and many retail stocks are so-so at best.
Increase in federal spending is having an effect.
Why our neighbors to the north will soon see a bad real estate bust.
Expect Vancouver home prices to fall after tripling over 10 years.
Political trolling is used to attract support.
Our neighbor to the north faces a "perfect storm" of problems.
IMF is in the unintended role of marriage counselor.
This may be a question for the courts to decide.
| Jul 14, 2015
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