Gold’s fall not a harbinger of happy days: James Saft

April 16, 2013

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Just as gold’s rise never showed the policies of central banks to be a failure, so its fall cannot show they have succeeded.

Insider trading – all the cool kids are doing it

April 11, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – There are a bunch of kids out there trading on inside information, and you, me and the rest of the economy are paying the price.

SAFT ON WEALTH: Insider trading – all the cool kids are doing it

April 11, 2013

April 11 (Reuters) – There are a bunch of kids out there
trading on inside information, and you, me and the rest of the
economy are paying the price.

Equities in a sweet rut

April 10, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The record-breaking rise of the stock market is in part a function of the lousy jobs picture, which ensures an ongoing prescription refill of Federal Reserve medicine.

Equities in a sweet rut: James Saft

April 10, 2013

April 10 (Reuters) – The record-breaking rise of the stock
market is in part a function of the lousy jobs picture, which
ensures an ongoing prescription refill of Federal Reserve
medicine.

Japan’s big leak: James Saft

April 9, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s massive new bid for inflation will create growth but to its chagrin much of it may well be concentrated in financial markets and outside of Japan.

As jobs go, banks become better bets

April 4, 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For a business whose main products fetch record prices, the financial services industry sure is firing a lot of people.

Stockton, Cyprus, and the savings puzzle: James Saft

April 3, 2013

April 3 (Reuters) – Whether out of necessity, mistrust or
simply the feel-good factor of soaring asset markets, Americans
appear to be cutting back once again on saving.

Stockton, Cyprus, and the savings puzzle

April 3, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Whether out of necessity, mistrust or simply the feel-good factor of soaring asset markets, Americans appear to be cutting back once again on saving.

A time of unqualified promises: James Saft

April 2, 2013

April 2 (Reuters) – Just as Mario Draghi’s pledge to “do
whatever it takes” to preserve the euro is being challenged, the
very same unqualified promise, this time to simply stop prices
falling, is about to be put into action in Japan.