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.

The industry should stand to gain from the Trump administration.
Energy, technology, debt and demographics should not be considered independent of each other.
An increasing percentage of the population is no longer economically viable.
Problem is getting worse, with little public discussion.
For the average investor, this represents a store of value for hedging other investments.
Era of volatility appears to have passed.
It would certainly help economic activity rebound.
This probably wouldn't fare any better than monetary stimulus.
Soon, however, rates will likely plunge below this past summer's record low levels.
Not right away, at least, and that won't help the housing market.

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