A taper is whatever the market says it is: James Saft

December 18, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Coming months will answer decisively a question the Federal Reserve insists is already settled: is a tapering a tightening?

Fed may wait, you shouldn’t

December 17, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve probably won’t taper when it meets this week, though maybe it should.

Fed may wait, you shouldn’t: James Saft

December 17, 2013

Dec 17 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve probably won’t taper
when it meets this week, though maybe it should.

Hot U.S. housing markets turning cold -James Saft

December 12, 2013

Dec 12 (Reuters) – After rapid gains, some of the hottest
housing markets in the United States look like they are starting
to roll over.

A taper won’t come cheaply

December 11, 2013

Dec 11 (Reuters) – Better economic data has pushed a
tapering of bond buying by the Federal Reserve higher up the
agenda – even as early as next week. A taper may come, but it
won’t come cheaply.

Un-funny jokes about credit

December 10, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – What happens when credit conditions are far too loose, the banking system is fragile and interest rates start to rise?

Un-funny jokes about credit: James Saft

December 10, 2013

Dec 10 (Reuters) – What happens when credit conditions are
far too loose, the banking system is fragile and interest rates
start to rise?

Much at stake for EM on jobs Friday: James Saft

December 5, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Emerging markets will have a great deal at stake when Friday’s U.S. jobs figures are announced.

Individual bonds are an investment, not an Ark

December 4, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Some day, perhaps soon, interest rates are going to start to go up decisively.

Amazon, drones and low returns: James Saft

December 3, 2013

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Jeff Bezos’ plan to deliver Amazon.com
packages by drone isn’t just an idea which skirts the line
between satire and reality.