No banking union without fiscal union: James Saft

May 31, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – A banking union, as espoused by the European Commission, is probably totally unworkable unless accompanied by a full fiscal union.

In praise of simplicity: Jame Saft

May 24, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – It is perhaps the single easiest rule of thumb in investment: favor the simple over the complex.

In praise of simplicity

May 24, 2012

May 24 (Reuters) – It is perhaps the single easiest rule of
thumb in investment: favor the simple over the complex.

Time for bank bond write-downs: James Saft

May 24, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – After years of insulating risk-takers from the consequences of their decisions, maybe it’s finally time to try something else.

Greater fools in Facebook circular firing squad: James Saft

May 22, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The Facebook IPO, which started as a global search for a greater fool, developed on Monday into a circular firing squad.

Chesapeake lessons: Don’t invest where you earn

May 17, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Like all massive risks, holding large amounts of stock in your employer is a way to make an investment home run, but an even better way to strike out.

Only the ECB can make it a bank run: James Saft

May 17, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – A spreading bank run could hasten Greece’s exit from the euro zone but it certainly doesn’t have to end that way.

JP Morgan, TBTF and ZIRP: James Saft

May 15, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – JP Morgan Chase’s loss is the perhaps inevitable result of the interaction of two policies: too big to fail and zero interest rates.

Saft on wealth: Much ventured, little gained

May 10, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Venture capital investors put their money down with dreams of backing the next Facebook, but the reality involves high fees and much disappointment.

SAFT ON WEALTH: Much ventured, little gained

May 10, 2012

May 10 (Reuters) – Venture capital investors put their money
down with dreams of backing the next Facebook, but the reality
involves high fees and much disappointment.