Earnings’ fun-house mirror: James Saft

April 30, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – U.S. corporate earnings appear as if reflected in a distorting fun-house mirror: profits are huge but revenues strangely shrunken.

Column: BRICs hit the wall – restructure, or recycle?

April 25, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – It may be time for emerging market investors to acknowledge the truth: the problem is not just cyclical, it is structural.

Apple, the Fed and the financial fallacy

April 24, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Apple’s emphasis on share buybacks is a strikingly similar error to the Federal Reserve’s dedication to buying U.S. Treasuries.

The next crisis: Fed promised, Fed delivered – James Saft

April 23, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Don’t say you weren’t warned.

The next crisis is coming, driven on by Federal Reserve policy which in seeking to keep inflation and employment on target will also breed financial instability.

Oh no, they are saying it’s different this time

April 18, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – You never like to see the words “inflation,” “central banks” and “it’s different this time” in close proximity to each other.

Meditation and the art of investment

April 17, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – From Ray Dalio to Bill Gross, some of the biggest names in money management are practicing meditation.

SAFT ON WEALTH: Meditation and the art of investment

April 17, 2013

April 17 (Reuters) – From Ray Dalio to Bill Gross, some of
the biggest names in money management are practicing meditation.

Gold’s fall not a harbinger of happy days: James Saft

April 16, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Just as gold’s rise never showed the policies of central banks to be a failure, so its fall cannot show they have succeeded.

Insider trading – all the cool kids are doing it

April 11, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – There are a bunch of kids out there trading on inside information, and you, me and the rest of the economy are paying the price.

SAFT ON WEALTH: Insider trading – all the cool kids are doing it

April 11, 2013

April 11 (Reuters) – There are a bunch of kids out there
trading on inside information, and you, me and the rest of the
economy are paying the price.