Ireland, debt and democracy risk

March 6, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Ireland’s decision to hold a popular vote on Europe’s new fiscal treaty adds some unpredictable and much-needed risk to the seemingly inevitable course of the euro bailout steamroller.

The wisdom of exercising patience in investing

March 2, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – “Don’t just do something, stand there!” might just be the best least-followed advice in investing.

SAFT ON WEALTH: The wisdom of exercising patience

March 1, 2012

March 1 (Reuters) – “Don’t just do something, stand
there!” might just be the best least-followed advice in
investing.

Private money flees Portugal

March 1, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The most telling thing the ECB did on Wednesday’s leap day wasn’t the 530 billion euros in party favors they handed out to banks, but rather the paltry sum they were forced to commit to shoring up Portugal’s government bond market.