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.

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| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM EDT
Apple was off $6.95 (1.31%) in regular trading but is up over $37 (~7%) in the after markets, after announcing...
I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the doomsayers' bandwagon.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:11 AM EDT
As expected... Sales of new single-family houses in March 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 38...
Economic recovery has been painfully slow, but equity investors don't seem to care.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:42 AM EDT
I haven't discussed FIAT recently and don't want to devote an entire column to it, but I still like it. Lots o...
The economy is on a recessionary track, despite the Fed's bond purchases.
The growth of health care expenditures takes an unsustainable path.
In the short term, insurers and providers should continue to benefit from Obamacare.

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CH Robinson has had a higher gap opening the last four days in a row. Boy, someone really wants to own it (see...
The wicked, whipsaw action following FB's earnings release last evening warns me the stock likely has ended a ...
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This stock has been a dog for years, but its ears are perking here lately, and today has my eye. The May call...
Good afternoon! Oil has taken a swift turn this week and is showing further weakness ahead. Here is a quick up...

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