Investor confidence not too helpful

February 25, 2010

Once again someone in charge — Mary Schapiro of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this time –  is going on about how they are making changes in order to “preserve investor confidence.”

Investor confidence not too helpful

February 25, 2010

Once again someone in charge — Mary Schapiro of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this time –  is going on about how they are making changes in order to “preserve investor confidence.”

Tightening underway, Fed a passenger

February 23, 2010

A tightening in financial conditions is under way but its principal architect won’t be the Federal Reserve.

Tightening underway, Fed a passenger

February 23, 2010

A tightening in financial conditions is under way but its principal architect won’t be the Federal Reserve.

At least U.S. has Japan to fall back on

February 18, 2010

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

The bad news for holders of U.S. debt, in case you missed it, is that China has sold so many Treasuries that it is no longer America’s leading lender.

Greece an ideal Goldman client; profitable, culpable

February 16, 2010

Goldman Sachs has a lot to be thankful for – huge bonuses, massive taxpayer subsidies, unrivalled political influence – but in Greece they have finally found nirvana: a highly profitable business partner who can also credibly serve as the villain in the piece.

Watch banks for clues on Greece

February 9, 2010

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

Watch banks for clues on Greece

February 9, 2010

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

Did Asperger’s help cause the crisis?

February 4, 2010

Did the financial system blow up because it was built and largely operated by people with many of the characteristics of a mild form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome?