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.

It's one of those things people are going to need regardless of the economy.
It's better to invest in companies that own rentals.
Financial discord drives support for candidates, and parties had best pay attention.
Of the 4 major money centers, 1 has the advantage.
This puts Citigroup ahead of other U.S.-based banks.
Mortgage business is booming while foreign business weakens.
| Aug 14, 2015
| 6:25 PM EDT
I'm getting a lot of questions about whether or not it's time to invest in Greek banks, other public companies...
'Revaluation' as opposed to 'devaluation' is not just an issue of semantics.
| Aug 13, 2015
| 10:13 AM EDT
Welcome back Gary! Your observations on the Chinese move are excellent.
But they all have one big thing in common.

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