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.

Risk to healthcare insurance stocks is decidely down.
As concern mounts over the effectiveness of global fiscal and monetary policies, investor interest is rising in gold -- and the cryptocurrency ether.
No one in a position of leadership seems to know what's going on.
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.
The situation isn't temporary.
The positive trajectory is often overlooked.
Media have become a platform for opinion, obscuring the administration's successes.
'BeLIEfs' on sovereign debt and insolvency defy mathematical logic.
Davids that follow Amazon's example may ultimately beat Goliath to the punch.
AMZN could easily do to Facebook and Alphabet what it has done to the retail and publishing industries.

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