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 BEA's high estimate for GDP is largely due to inventory building in the second quarter.
To predict what's in the report you'll need to read between these lines.
The Trulia deal will create the one-stop shopping experience for real estate.
This coming technological advance in financial services marks a paradigm shift.
The recent events in Ukraine warrant taking another look.
We may have to live without the upward drift in developed and developing countries.
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.

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