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.

Housing stability must precede housing activity.
Yet the stock market is defying these data.
Focus on companies that use their earnings to buy back stock.
This can't continue in perpetuity.
The carried value in the money centers remains very large.
Without perceived income security nothing else matters.
Demand for loans and the interest earned on them are decreasing.
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