Britain eats (leverages) its young

November 22, 2011

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

Four years, several failed banks and at least one global recession later, Britain has finally discovered what its young people need: 19-1 leverage.

Housing raises US recession alert

March 24, 2011

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

If housing is the primary force behind the U.S. economic cycle, then the recession early warning bells just started ringing.

Housing means QE is here to stay

January 6, 2011

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

A very poor outlook for housing will hold the U.S. economy back in coming months, making it very unlikely that the Federal Reserve will be able to step back from their emergency room monetary measures.