Tough times for momentum investing

October 27, 2011

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

It has been a tough few weeks for momentum investors.

One time darlings like Amazon, Netflix and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters have taken serious tumbles, dealing losses.

Treating debt wounds with Band-Aids

October 25, 2011

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

A new U.S. plan to aid underwater homeowners once again tries to treat a debt-inflicted wound with a cash flow Band-Aid.

Time ripe for a new nifty fifty

October 20, 2011

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

Tough times make dependable excellence even more valuable, which is why we just might see the rise of a new “Nifty Fifty” of elite shares.

Europe’s coming credit austerity

October 18, 2011

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

China’s great divergence

October 13, 2011

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

China may be about to teach the world another lesson about what happens when speculative money learns that its favored markets aren’t panning out.

Europe opens drug front in war on reality

October 11, 2011

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

It was perhaps inevitable — at some point Europe’s war on reality would flower, if that is the right word, into a war on drugs.

Europe up a creek with no central bank

October 7, 2011

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

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Europe is demonstrating that a sovereign nation without a true central bank is just an uninsured bank, liable to be tipped over by the markets.

Waiting for labor’s gains

October 4, 2011

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

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Right about now, even the most committed capitalist investor ought to be hoping for one thing: that labor soon has the upper hand.