Economy can handle rate rise, but can markets?: James Saft

November 6, 2015

Nov 6 (Reuters) – The economy can handle a rate rise. It
remains to be seen if financial markets can.

Active funds earn keep, barely, in bear markets: James Saft

November 4, 2015

Nov 4 (Reuters) – Active fund managers’ skill in timing bear
markets may be enough to balance their costs and other
shortcomings.

Monetary policy and Asia’s people-shaped hole: James Saft

November 3, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – For years in the U.S. an argument has been made that the Federal Reserve has unsuccessfully tried to fill a fiscal stimulus-shaped hole with monetary policy.

SAFT ON WEALTH: Bad years are bad news – accounting for sequence risk

October 29, 2015

Oct 29 (Reuters) – An unlucky sequence of bad investment
years at the wrong time can derail retirement savings and even
overwhelm decades of decent average returns.

Holiday pudding – rate hike with a side of dissent: James Saft

October 28, 2015

Oct 28 (Reuters) – Now that China appears not to matter much
any more, the Federal Reserve finds itself in the awkward
position of getting ready to deliver an initial interest rate
hike in December with a side order of dissent.

Investors hit snooze button on U.S. debt alarm: James Saft

October 27, 2015

Oct 27 (Reuters) – With less than a week to go before the
U.S. runs out of money to pay its bills, you’d be forgiven for
thinking that very few investors actually care.

ECB’s accidental euro devaluation: James Saft

October 22, 2015

Oct 22 (Reuters) – For a central bank not trying to drive
down the euro, the European Central Bank is doing a pretty poor
job.

Trump shoulda been an index investor?: James Saft

October 21, 2015

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s possibly market-lagging
stewardship of the fortune he inherited illustrates in a bizarre
way the attractions of active wealth management.

Trump shoulda been an index investor?: James Saft

October 21, 2015

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s possibly market-lagging
stewardship of the fortune he inherited illustrates in a bizarre
way the attractions of active wealth management.

Wynn Resorts, WalMart: One coin in the world economy

October 16, 2015

Oct 16 (Reuters) – Big fish Chinese gamblers afraid of a
corruption crackdown and poorly paid Walmart workers in the
United States might seem to have little in common.