Helicopters’ faint whirring heard in UK: James Saft

October 17, 2012

Oct 17 (Reuters) – It is one thing when commentators burble
on about the possibility of outright central bank financing of
deficits, it is quite another when a viable candidate to lead
the Bank of England is reported to be thinking along these
lines.

EU deserves Nobel for literature: James Saft

October 16, 2012

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Rather than peace, or even, at a stretch, economics, perhaps the European Union should get a Nobel Prize in literature, as it is a work of imagination, creation, and, at least for a time, the suspension of disbelief.

Are small investors really that bad?

October 4, 2012

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – It has always been a tenet of faith in markets that individual investors are the financial equivalent of shark chum, forever bamboozled by news flow and buying high and selling low.

The monetization game: James Saft

October 3, 2012

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The issue isn’t whether the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank are monetizing debt now, it is instead whether their actions make them more likely to later.

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.