Roger Arnold

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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.

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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 23, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT
Tracking the sector is an excellent way of gauging consumer discretionary spending habits.
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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 20, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT
It has to be presented as a consumption item, not necessarily an investment.
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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 19, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT
These furniture and appliance names could rise, but some may already be pricey.
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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 16, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT
Amid the water crisis, especially on the West Coast, invest in water infrastructure.
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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 13, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT
Next year's homebuying season may be the strongest in a decade.
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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 12, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT
Affordable housing can help shift spending habits.
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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT
Treasury market participants are increasingly aware that jobs data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is essentially useless as an economic activity...
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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 7, 2016 | 2:00 PM EDT

Two recent views I've expressed are not inconsistent, but rather will occur at different times in the economic continuum.

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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 6, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT

A potential decline in mortgage rates should provide the push needed to boost the number of new buyers in the housing market.

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Roger Arnold

 | Jul 2, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

And that's going to make it harder for economic stimulus to work.

Occidental is trading at new July lows this morning.  The stock is off just shy of 1....

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