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.

Brexit is occurring as the world's largest banks are laboring under a period of peak private sector debt.
For whatever reason, Yellen is deciding not to follow Bernanke's lead.
Prospects for some form of fiscal stimulus appear to be increasing.
Could investors find shelter in these 2 stocks?
This has become a crisis.
A divergence between stagnating aggregate consumption and rising wage growth continues to increase, but the FOMC signals it's not a big issue going forward.
The Fed does not appear to have a cohesive method for measuring economic activity or determining how monetary policy should be decided.
Stimulus isn't working out the way it's supposed to.
Policymakers are in a pickle, as it appears the bifurcation of the economy into "haves" and "have nots" will continue and accelerate.
The attention the subject is starting to receive eventually will make it a contentious political issue in the U.S.

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