Japan stocks may have strong 2014 follow-up

January 8, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – You probably missed last year’s epoch-making rally in Japanese stocks, and if you are still underweight, you might just do it to yourself again.

Column: Default, and other ugly words: James Saft

January 7, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Default, capital controls and high inflation are all such ugly words but they may, for many of the world’s largest economies, prove to be necessary tactics.

Default, and other ugly words: James Saft

January 7, 2014

Jan 7 (Reuters) – Default, capital controls and high
inflation are all such ugly words but they may, for many of the
world’s largest economies, prove to be necessary tactics.

After go-go decade, farmland faces threats

December 26, 2013

Dec 26 (Reuters) – The rise and rise of farmland values
faces two tough challenges: falling crop prices and rising
interest rates.

The trouble with forward guidance: James Saft

December 24, 2013

By James and Saft

(Reuters) – Keeping your word is hard, and people simply hate it when you don’t, something that central bankers enamored of the vogue for “forward guidance” may soon learn.

The “smart beta” oxymoron

December 19, 2013

Dec 19 (Reuters) – As is so often true in investments, in
the case of “smart beta” it turns out that if it sounds like an
oxymoron, it probably is.

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.