China Tobin tax, shadow banking and moral hazard: James Saft

January 30, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Sometimes it can be hard to understand just what exactly China’s regulators are trying to achieve.

Ben Bernanke’s parting shot to emerging markets

January 29, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Ben Bernanke’s parting gift to emerging markets was some tacit advice they should have understood all along: you are on your own.

Emerging markets pray for Wall Street tumble: James Saft

January 28, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – What struggling emerging markets need right about now is a big sell-off – in the U.S.

Non-traded REITs are a relationship ender

January 22, 2014

Jan 22 (Reuters) – When a financial advisor tried to sell my
sister a fee heavy non-traded REIT last year, pitching it as an
alternative to fixed income, I told her she ought to fire him.

You must be joking, Mr. Bernanke

January 16, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Well, now we know: monetary policy certainly isn’t rocket science.

You must be joking, Mr. Bernanke: James Saft

January 16, 2014

Jan 16 (Reuters) – Well, now we know: monetary policy
certainly isn’t rocket science.

Success has many fathers

January 15, 2014

Jan 15 (Reuters) – If you are like most investors, you
probably mistake catching a wave for being able to swim fast.

Fed taper may be vindicated, but watch from a distance: James Saft

January 14, 2014

Jan 14 (Reuters) – Sure, the Federal Reserve will probably
carry on tapering, and sure, they may ultimately be vindicated
by better economic data, but it is hard to see why you, as an
equity investor, should stick around to find out.

Deflation is deflation even if you deserve it

January 9, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Here is some unwelcome news for the likes of Greece, Ireland and Cyprus: Apparently it isn’t really deflation if you deserve it.

Deflation is deflation even if you deserve it: James Saft

January 9, 2014

Jan 9 (Reuters) – Here is some unwelcome news for the likes
of Greece, Ireland and Cyprus: Apparently it isn’t really
deflation if you deserve it.