Low oil price to boost stocks, deflation risk: James Saft

November 25, 2014

Nov 25 (Reuters) – Lower energy prices should stick around,
boosting growth and risky assets like stocks but increasing the
risks of deflation.

Fed inflation goal and the ‘coming years’ mirage: James Saft

November 20, 2014

Nov 20 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s 2 percent inflation
objective feels more and more like an aspiration or, maybe, like
steadily rising middle-class wages, a nostalgic anachronism.

There are no pure index investors

November 19, 2014

Nov 19 (Reuters) – At the heart of every great movement, and
index investing is no different, lies a kernel of truth
surrounded by a great deal of hooey.

Japan can’t print people: James Saft

November 18, 2014

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Japan’s attempts, through Abenomics, to
beat back against the tide of demographics may be proving
futile.

Rising dollar America’s currency, everybody’s problem: James Saft

November 13, 2014

Nov 13 (Reuters) – This time round the rising dollar may be
America’s currency and everybody’s problem.

World too complex for smart beta: James Saft

November 12, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Ironically, the simple truth may be that the world is more complex and less stable than popular smart beta strategies assume.

World too complex for smart beta

November 12, 2014

Nov 12 (Reuters) – Ironically, the simple truth may be that
the world is more complex and less stable than popular smart
beta strategies assume.

Relax, the ECB is ON IT: James Saft

November 6, 2014

Nov 6 (Reuters) – The ECB is going to do some stuff to
rescue the euro zone economy, big stuff, but it will tell you
what, exactly, later, if it needs to. So relax.

A reverse popularity contest

November 5, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – As in high school, maybe investment boils down to that mysterious thing: popularity.

The BOJ and ECB sit-com: James Saft

November 4, 2014

Nov 4 (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s move into hyperdrive
may succeed or it may fail, but it will at the very least serve
to cushion the inevitable disappointment over whatever the
European Central Bank does on Thursday.