The why and how much of Fed rate hikes: James Saft

March 25, 2014

March 25 (Reuters) – Now we know interest rates are rising
in the largest economy in the world: it isn’t a question of
whether, or even so much when, only how fast.

UK makes a welcome pension move

March 20, 2014

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – British retirement savers will benefit greatly from new pension rules, though inevitably some will squander the opportunity.

Fed turns hawkish, or fumbles message: James Saft

March 19, 2014

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is telling us that not much has changed in the economy except rates are going to go up faster.

Alibaba and the battle for financial supremacy: James Saft

March 18, 2014

March 18 (Reuters) – To understand why New York capturing
the title of world’s greatest financial center is no cause for
celebration, look no further than the Alibaba IPO.

Candy Crush and the moat fallacy: James Saft

March 13, 2014

March 13 (Reuters) – A game involving “moving candies to
make a line of three in the same color” seems like an excellent
basis for a $7.6 billion IPO to me.

What’s good for Yale isn’t good for you

March 12, 2014

March 12 (Reuters) – The Yale Endowment’s heavy emphasis on
illiquid and alternative investments like hedge funds and
private equity in its endowment is working like a charm.

A leveraged bet on London banking and oligarchs: James Saft

March 11, 2014

March 11 (Reuters) – As a symbol of Britain’s ill-advised
romance with banking and dubious foreign money, a new prime
London property investment fund is hard to beat.

Wealth rises but economy still sputters: James Saft

March 6, 2014

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Americans are richer than ever and increasingly willing to take on a bit of extra debt and yet the overall atmosphere, and the economic recovery, are surprisingly flat.

The patient and the brave

March 5, 2014

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – There are two main ways to get paid as a value investor: one is by avoiding the mistakes of your peers, the other is by making some mistakes of your own.

Russia and the dead BRIC thesis: James Saft

March 4, 2014

March 4 (Reuters) – Sometimes it takes a slap in the face to
make you realize a long-cherished belief is long dead.