U.S. labor force dropouts want back in: Saft

April 22, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – An army of U.S. labor force dropouts stands ready to get back in the game when conditions improve, implying wages, prices and interest rates will stay lower for longer.

U.S. labor force dropouts want back in

April 22, 2014

April 21 (Reuters) – An army of U.S. labor force dropouts
stands ready to get back in the game when conditions improve,
implying wages, prices and interest rates will stay lower for
longer.

Career risk makes the world go round: James Saft

April 17, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Fund and pension investors who are watching their biotech and social media stakes melt before their eyes may well feel they’ve had their pockets picked by self-serving investment managers.

Utilities flashing red

April 16, 2014

NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) – Utility share prices, a
reliable leading indicator of stock market ructions, are
flashing red.

Tech downdraft may spread: James Saft

April 15, 2014

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Calling the stock market downdraft a correction contained to technology may be both optimistic and premature.

Words, charts, numbers all fail Fed: James Saft

April 10, 2014

April 10 (Reuters) – Since neither words, nor charts nor
numbers seem capable of expressing when the Fed will raise
interest rates, perhaps they need to adopt some new kind of
symbol.

The kids are mostly cash (and mostly wrong)

April 9, 2014

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – Younger investors may have drawn the right conclusion about the great financial crisis – that they were scammed – but their defensive reaction will simply add self-inflicted wounds to existing injuries.

Funds too lame rather than too big to fail: James Saft

April 8, 2014

April 8 (Reuters) – It isn’t true that the asset management
industry is too big to fail but it may well be that it is too
lame to be tolerated.

Big fear, no action shows ECB limits: James Saft

April 3, 2014

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – If Mario Draghi’s biggest fear has come to pass and yet he does nothing, it follows that he may believe that there is little he can do.

Break the money market buck

April 2, 2014

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

By James Saft

(Reuters) – It is time for money market funds and their investors to grow up and accept that investments are worth what they will fetch.