Column: China’s Domesday debt survey

July 30, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Like William the Conquerer before him, Premier Li Kequing is initiating his own Domesday survey in China, and this time the attempt to curb local abuses of power will have global economic consequences.

China’s Domesday debt survey: James Saft

July 30, 2013

July 30 (Reuters) – Like William the Conquerer before him,
Premier Li Kequing is initiating his own Domesday survey in
China, and this time the attempt to curb local abuses of power
will have global economic consequences.

The case against commodities grows

July 24, 2013

By James Saft

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

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.