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 Trump plan is for the world to be weaned off U.S. support.
Trump's plans should give some stocks a lift.
Should a U.S.-China trade war occur, the U.S. should nurture its relationship with Russia.
There is no pent-up consumer demand, and bond yields are headed south.
No matter what Gross and Gundlach say.
Trump's proposed changes would take time to take effect, but investors look for immediate response.
Trump's nationalist agenda could amount to capital controls by proxy.
Consumer confidence is up, but savings is down, which will curb first-time buyers' housing demand.
Trump is correct in saying trade agreements need to be renegotiated.
And it's not because of China manipulating its currency.

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