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 valuation gap between food producers and distributors has been closing.
The trend of central-bank officials commenting on the market is likely to accelerate.
A number of Fed banks and private organizations are getting into GDP estimates.
It won't until the Fed stops reinvesting its programs' money into new securities.
An inversion in the yield curve is not a reliable indicator of a recession.
Technology is now unquestionably being used to replace human labor.
Water supplies are dwindling, while demand is on the rise. 
The spectacular performance of this sector feels like a blow-off top.
Is the sector's success indicative of growing income inequality?
The country remains on the road to insolvency, despite Abe's policy prescriptions.

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