Allocating for all your assets, including human capital

July 16, 2015

July 16 (Reuters) – Constructing a portfolio based only on
how financial assets will perform and behave ignores many of the
investor’s biggest assets: earning power, real estate and
pension benefits such as social security.

The only game in town: James Saft

July 14, 2015

July 14 (Reuters) – The lesson of recent developments
regarding Greece, China and the Federal Reserve isn’t that
officials are losing control, but instead how events confirm the
great extent to which they are the key determining force in
financial markets.

Fed may be less patient than market believes: James Saft

July 9, 2015

July 9 (Reuters) – The market seems to be betting that the
Federal Reserve is going to steal a page from China’s playbook.

Using Benford’s Law to avoid corporate chicanery: James Saft

July 8, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Investors wanting to dodge the next Enron, or just outperform the market, might want to pay particular attention to the first digits, and only the first digits, in numbers in company accounts.

Using Benford’s Law to avoid corporate chicanery

July 8, 2015

July 8 (Reuters) – Investors wanting to dodge the next
Enron, or just outperform the market, might want to pay
particular attention to the first digits, and only the first
digits, in numbers in company accounts.

As China suspends reality, sit tight: James Saft

July 7, 2015

July 7 (Reuters) – Only an excessively brave investor would
bet that China’s increasingly desperate moves to prop up its
stock market won’t work; only a fool would bet that they will.

Commodities delivering, more or less, as advertised

June 18, 2015

NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) – The great commodities gold
rush of the last decade may not have paid off exactly as
investors hoped, but some evidence indicates the asset class is
performing more or less as advertised.

From pre-FOMC drift to post bump: James Saft

June 17, 2015

June 17 (Reuters) – Investors didn’t get their usual
pre-Federal Open Market Committee meeting drift higher in
stocks, but they did get a bit of a post-announcement bump.

Fed hike could precede bubble, not pop it: James Saft

June 16, 2015

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Sure the Fed is going to hike, but maybe not high enough and quickly enough to impair one of the few of their tools which actually still works: rising equity prices.

Liquidity isn’t coming back, and thank goodness: James Saft

June 11, 2015

June 11 (Reuters) – Liquidity, by which I mean the official
subsidy for liquidity in financial markets, isn’t coming back
and we should all be glad.