Housing’s Humpty Dumpty moment

January 28, 2010

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

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men have been busy propping up the housing market but sometime this year, perhaps soon, it will face a Humpty Dumpty moment.

There’s no way to hedge politics

January 26, 2010

Ben Bernanke in peril and the Volcker crackdown on proprietary trading by banks show two truths of the current dispensation: there is no effective hedge against politics and the reflation trade rests on fragile foundations.

Fed’s wondrous printing press profits

January 14, 2010

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

Fed’s wondrous printing press profits

January 14, 2010

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Fed stuck doing the heavy lifting

January 12, 2010

-James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own-
With employment weak and consumer credit weaker, look for extended official measures to support the U.S. economy.

Icelandic, Greek sagas show sovereign risks

January 7, 2010

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Bernanke’s fearful asymmetry

January 5, 2010

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