Promises, lies and the interbank market: James Saft

October 2, 2012

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Maybe it is time to accept that there is no such thing, really, as a free and independent inter-bank lending market.

Market whistles merrily as Romney sinks: James Saft

September 19, 2012

Sept 19 (Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s chances of capturing the
White House dwindle almost daily and financial markets seem not
bothered a bit.

Column: Banks, bailouts and texting and driving: James Saft

September 18, 2012

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The idea that a brush with death will change a lucky escapee’s priorities apparently does not apply to bailed out banks.

Banks, bailouts and texting and driving: James Saft

September 18, 2012

Sept 17 (Reuters) – The idea that a brush with death will
change a lucky escapee’s priorities apparently does not apply to
bailed out banks.

Crystal balls vs. bag lunches

September 13, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Few advisers want to say it, and no client wants to hear it, but your best bet isn’t obsessing over funds and strategies but simply raising your savings rate.

Column: As Asian miracle wanes, U.S. may wax: James Saft

September 11, 2012

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Asia’s economic miracle may be waning just as the foundations for an eventual resurgence in the U.S. are being laid.

As Asian miracle wanes, U.S. may wax: James Saft

September 11, 2012

Sept 11 (Reuters) – Asia’s economic miracle may be waning
just as the foundations for an eventual resurgence in the U.S.
are being laid.

ECB death pact good for risk

September 6, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – It may or not prove to be good policy, but the ECB’s decision to stand as effective lender of last resort is a pretty good reason for investors to take on risk.

Negative rates and pension pain

August 14, 2012

By Jim Saft

(Reuters) – One of the overlooked victims of the fall and fall of interest rates are corporate pension plans which are facing a ballooning liability even as returns stay tepid.

The agony of rebalancing

August 2, 2012

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Portfolio rebalancing is one of those things which sounds sensible until you actually have to do it.