Jobs data not helpful to risk assets: James Saft

February 7, 2014

Feb 7 (Reuters) – This has got to have been a frustrating
jobs report for Janet Yellen and her colleagues at the Fed.

Apple and the grim history of buybacks

February 5, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Based on its own history, and the broader experience with other companies, Apple’s plan to buy back $60 billon of its own shares will probably end as a bit of a disappointment.

The central bank cavalry isn’t coming: James Saft

February 4, 2014

Feb 4 (Reuters) – The pain is increasing in global markets,
but the likelihood of immediate relief from the Federal Reserve
and the European Central Bank isn’t.

China Tobin tax, shadow banking and moral hazard: James Saft

January 30, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Sometimes it can be hard to understand just what exactly China’s regulators are trying to achieve.

Ben Bernanke’s parting shot to emerging markets

January 29, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Ben Bernanke’s parting gift to emerging markets was some tacit advice they should have understood all along: you are on your own.

Emerging markets pray for Wall Street tumble: James Saft

January 28, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – What struggling emerging markets need right about now is a big sell-off – in the U.S.

Non-traded REITs are a relationship ender

January 22, 2014

Jan 22 (Reuters) – When a financial advisor tried to sell my
sister a fee heavy non-traded REIT last year, pitching it as an
alternative to fixed income, I told her she ought to fire him.

You must be joking, Mr. Bernanke

January 16, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Well, now we know: monetary policy certainly isn’t rocket science.

You must be joking, Mr. Bernanke: James Saft

January 16, 2014

Jan 16 (Reuters) – Well, now we know: monetary policy
certainly isn’t rocket science.

Success has many fathers

January 15, 2014

Jan 15 (Reuters) – If you are like most investors, you
probably mistake catching a wave for being able to swim fast.