The Great Debate

New President, same inadequate economic tools

By J Saft
November 5, 2008

James Saft — James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

By James Saft

LONDON (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama will have to confront the same intractable economic problems with the same inadequate tools.

Hedge Fund Britain’s business model upended

By J Saft
November 5, 2008

- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –
By James Saft
LONDON (Reuters) – It has been a bad few weeks for hedge funds, including perhaps the world’s biggest, the United Kingdom.

Tidings of a bear market rally

By J Saft
October 29, 2008

James Saft — James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

By James Saft
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some time before the end of the year it is a good bet that stock markets will throw off their gloom and begin a powerful rally of as much as 15 or 20 percent.

Distortion is the new normal for markets

By J Saft
October 24, 2008

James Saft(James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)

LONDON (Reuters) – The evaporation of borrowed money has fundamentally changed the way markets function, and what look like crazy anomalies may end up being closer to the new reality.