CFO’s see earnings shenanigans in 20 pct of U.S. public firms: James Saft

September 23, 2015

Sept 23 (Reuters) – If you think the fact that a U.S.
company’s earnings conform to accepted standards means they are
to be trusted, then allow me to introduce you to the 20 percent
of chief financial officers who disagree.

Demographics to challenge inequality and asset values: James Saft

September 22, 2015

Sept 22 (Reuters) – Relatively scarce labor may in the next
decades reverse some of the huge trends of the last three:
rising inequality, and falling real interest rates and wages.

Fed ties itself to China’s mast: James Saft

September 17, 2015

Sept 17 (Reuters) – Let’s not kid anyone: when the Federal
Reserve speaks of “global economic and financial developments”
in justifying delaying an interest rate rise, they are talking
about China.

Will bonds be ballast as rates rise?: James Saft

September 16, 2015

Sept 16 (Reuters) – Remember all that stuff about
diversifying into bonds so you don’t get hurt too badly during
the bad times?

Emerging markets tinder, Fed match

September 15, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Being an emerging market central banker during a cycle of U.S. interest rate rises is no fun, none at all.

Emerging markets tinder, Fed match: James Saft

September 15, 2015

Sept 15 (Reuters) – Being an emerging market central banker
during a cycle of U.S. interest rate rises is no fun, none at
all.

If world slides into recession, policy response to fall short: James Saft

September 11, 2015

Sept 11 (Reuters) – We may well not get a global recession
in the coming year or two but if we do, bank on one thing: an
inadequate policy response.

Volatility making you sick? It’s the cortisol talking

September 9, 2015

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Do you remember that sick feeling you had Aug. 24 when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged over a thousand points only to shoot back up by 900 and end the day down 588?

As Chinese capital flees, impact can be major

September 8, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – How sellers of everything from Maui real estate to fine art reinvest the proceeds will be key in determining the global impact of Chinese capital flight.

As Chinese capital flees, impact can be major -James Saft

September 8, 2015

Sept 8 (Reuters) – How sellers of everything from Maui real
estate to fine art reinvest the proceeds will be key in
determining the global impact of Chinese capital flight.