The taper: let’s not call a retreat a victory – James Saft

August 6, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – If the Federal Reserve does begin to taper its purchases of bonds in September there is really only one way to interpret the move: as a retreat.

The very welcome death of the potash cartel: James Saft

August 1, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The death of the potash cartel is not only a great story, it is a great example of how hard human ingenuity makes it to fix markets.

Cash bites, but hold some anyway

July 31, 2013

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Cash: it loses value every day, will permanently impair your portfolio if you hold it long enough, but just might be your most important allocation right now.

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.