Yellen as many-handed policy goddess: James Saft

August 22, 2014

Aug 22 (Reuters) – Harry Truman once made a plea for a
one-armed economist, being sick and tired of his advisors always
saying “on the one hand this, but on the other hand something

Buffett hoards cash, individuals’ holdings hit 14-year low

August 20, 2014

Aug 20 (Reuters) – Individual investors have been cutting
back on cash in portfolios, the exact reverse of what Warren
Buffett has been doing at Berkshire Hathaway.

The problem with Jackson Hole: James Saft

August 19, 2014

Aug 19 (Reuters) – There was a time, and I admit I miss it,
when the August Jackson Hole conference of central bankers got
about as much mainstream attention as a particularly
well-attended chess match.

Equities face hurdles after buyback boom fizzles: James Saft

August 14, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Share buybacks by U.S. corporations, a key source of support for equity prices in recent years, are slowing, raising questions over why and what it will mean.

The better investors get, the less it avails them

August 13, 2014

Aug 13 (Reuters) – The good news is that active investment
managers are almost certainly better than ever.

ECB has an Italy problem, and vice versa: James Saft

August 12, 2014

By James Saft

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

ECB calls in the consultants. Hurrah?: James Saft

August 7, 2014

Aug 7 (Reuters) – Relax, people, the ECB is going to hire a

You might think that the threat of deflation, a recession in
Italy and some alarming signs of slowing growth in key member
states like Germany would call for action from the euro zone
central bank.

Mature tech companies make you want to GOSOBB

August 6, 2014

Aug 6 (Reuters) – It is hard, often thankless work being a
mature technology company.

Abenomics has two problems – consumers and companies: James Saft

August 5, 2014

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Companies and consumers alike are
declining to play their assigned roles in Abenomics, undermining
Japan’s chances of escaping deflation and economic malaise.

Rising rates not always emerging markets poison

July 31, 2014

July 31 (Reuters) – The taper tantrum was brutal, but rising
rates do not have to mean lousy performance for emerging