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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

 | Apr 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

Believing the economy functions best by allocating as much income toward housing as possible is insane.

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Roger Arnold

 | Apr 6, 2016 | 5:00 PM EDT

Past is prologue in home ownership and the economy.

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Roger Arnold

 | Apr 5, 2016 | 4:00 PM EDT

For the eighth year in a row, that demand is not materializing.

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Roger Arnold

 | Apr 2, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

Japan and China spent their infrastructure dollars poorly, with ill effects; the U.S. should not make the same mistake.

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Roger Arnold

 | Mar 30, 2016 | 2:30 PM EDT

And it affects fiscal and monetary policy decisions, corporate capital allocation and investors' and individuals' planning and investment.

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Roger Arnold

 | Mar 29, 2016 | 3:00 PM EDT

Same lending principles that apply to individuals also apply to nations.

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Roger Arnold

 | Mar 26, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

The nation is on a path toward a debt deflationary wipeout. Here's how it happened and what it will take to emerge safely.

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Roger Arnold

 | Mar 23, 2016 | 3:30 PM EDT

All future income globally is required to service existing debt.

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Roger Arnold

 | Mar 22, 2016 | 3:30 PM EDT

Investors try to trade around the current macroeconomic environment at their peril.

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Roger Arnold

 | Mar 19, 2016 | 12:00 PM EDT

It's going to take a greater reliance on public financial policy to counteract the negative effects of declining consumer demand, so invest...

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