SAFT ON WEALTH: The case against commodities grows

July 24, 2013

July 24 (Reuters) – Buying commodities in order to diversify
your portfolio might not be that bright an idea after all.

Column: Detroit and the importance of failure – James Saft

July 23, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Here is the real meaning of Detroit: human institutions sometimes fail and we are far better off acknowledging and accommodating this than fighting it.

Detroit and the importance of failure: James Saft

July 23, 2013

July 23 (Reuters) – Here is the real meaning of Detroit:
human institutions sometimes fail and we are far better off
acknowledging and accommodating this than fighting it.

The Summers or Geithner nightmare: James Saft

July 18, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – If you got me at gun-point, backed me up to the edge of a high cliff and forced me to choose between Larry Summers and Tim Geithner as the next Federal Reserve Chairman, I think I might jump.

Bernanke drops a D-bomb

July 17, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Ben Bernanke dropped a D-bomb on Congress on Wednesday.

And no, though much of his testimony arguably depicted lawmakers as dumb, ‘D’ in this context stands for deflation.

Watch profits and yields, not jobs: James Saft

July 16, 2013

July 16 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is watching job
creation, but investors will be better off keeping a wary eye on
profits and bond yields.

Column: Watch profits and yields, not jobs – James Saft

July 16, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve is watching job creation, but investors will be better off keeping a wary eye on profits and bond yields.

Ignore the bad news on emerging markets

July 10, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Truth is, emerging markets haven’t just been bad but are likely to get worse, especially in comparison to developed markets.

Reckless bankers, or just stupid and idle?: James Saft

July 9, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – As Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said of pornography, we may not be able to fully define the proposed new British offense of “reckless banking” but I suppose we will know it when we see it.

Column: Market turmoil could re-ignite euro zone risk – James Saft

June 13, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Right about now might be a good time to start worrying again about European peripheral debt.