Budget cuts to test banks’ mettle

April 7, 2011

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

While it may well be a case of cut the U.S. budget or suffer a bond crisis, the current debate begs a question: who will pick up the slack in the economy and who exactly will finance them?

Euro debt and the high cost of justice

March 31, 2011

It looks just about possible that creditors are going to be paying something like their share of the euro zone debt disaster after all.

Bonds, risk and Bernanke’s intentions

February 10, 2011

Will bond investors keep faith with U.S. government debt amid signs of growing global inflation?

Good luck hedging against inflation

February 3, 2011

Looking to hedge against a spike in inflation? Equities may not be much help.

Neither, for that matter, will you do all that well over the longer haul with bonds, cash or even commodities, at least on the historical evidence. In short, when it comes to investing, inflation is a real drag.