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

 | May 21, 2015 | 2:57 PM EDT

Well-known names losing out to Wal-Mart and others on apparel.

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Roger Arnold

 | May 20, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

1Q GDP was reported in a disparate range, between 0.2% and 2%.

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Roger Arnold

 | May 19, 2015 | 3:00 PM EDT

Household formations are a factor, but this is still perplexing.

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Roger Arnold

 | May 14, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

Most of the correction from their cyclical peaks is over.

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Roger Arnold

 | May 13, 2015 | 3:00 PM EDT

Loan misuse and Fed's threatened rate hikes aren't helping.

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Roger Arnold

 | May 12, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

It all comes down to rising rates.

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Roger Arnold

 | May 7, 2015 | 3:00 PM EDT

They keep giving out low-cost commercial and industrial loans.

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Roger Arnold

 | May 7, 2015 | 2:33 PM EDT
About a month ago in the column, Are Jobs and Wages Being Overstated?, I briefly discussed the mismatch between the BLS employment and wage figures...
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Roger Arnold

 | May 6, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

The only thing it's good at anymore is downsizing.

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Roger Arnold

 | May 5, 2015 | 4:00 PM EDT

The available tools are no longer adequate.

General Electric (GE) shares have underperformed relative to the S&P 500 index for the...

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