A one-in-three-billion year bank CEO: James Saft

April 9, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Jamie Dimon wants credit for being smart but also wants you to believe he’s living in a banking universe populated with unicorns.

Living with low economic growth

April 8, 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors worried about the International Monetary Fund’s prediction of an extended era of lousy economic growth should probably relax and take a deep breath.

U.S. data gets ropey, investors get Fed-happy: James Saft

April 7, 2015

April 7 (Reuters) – U.S. employment growth is slowing, the
economy may have, in a tough winter, been at stall speed, and
the financial markets like it.

The deflation monster under the bed: James Saft

April 2, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – As with so many illnesses, focus only on deflation as a state and you will end up more likely to get it and to mis-treat it when it happens.

Careful how you front-run the Fed

April 1, 2015

April 1 (Reuters) – Investors see the Federal Reserve the
way bond desks tend to view small clients from the sticks: as
easy marks and reliable sources of profit.

Markets sleepwalk as British election looms: James Saft

March 31, 2015

March 31 (Reuters) – Wildly unpredictable and potentially
having a huge impact on future growth, Britain’s upcoming
general election is the kind of event financial markets should
hate.

Rate hikes to help pensions but cool valuations

March 19, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – While pension funds will catch a break on their funding levels if interest rates rise, they also may suffer if valuations fall at the same time.

Who needs a dog when you’ve got the Fed?: James Saft

March 18, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – The Federal Reserve has proved once again that investors can ditch the dog: they have a friend in the U.S. central bank.

Andorra, another little country with big banking troubles: James Saft

March 17, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – With Andorra now added to the list, how many more examples do we need to see the folly of combining a small country with a large banking system?

Turkey, central bank meddling and repealing gravity: James Saft

March 12, 2015

March 12 (Reuters) – Turkey is an object lesson in the
dangers of political interference in monetary policy, made much
worse when it is based on the economic equivalent of trying to
repeal the law of gravity.