Bank lending surge very good or really bad: James Saft

April 1, 2014

April 1 (Reuters) – A remarkable rise in U.S. bank lending
may hold the key to the outlook for the U.S. economy, but it
could be either very good or very bad news.

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.