Libya gives world economy needed break

August 23, 2011

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

For Libyans the fall of Muammar Gaddafi comes about 40 years too late, but from the point of view of the global economy it is not a moment too soon.

Oil gets “evil speculator” buy signal

April 26, 2011

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

HUNTSVILLE — If history is any indication, the Obama administration’s investigation into oil speculators makes now a potentially great time to load up on oil futures.

3 numbers spell danger: $100, 3.44, 20

February 24, 2011

If you think the recovery is firm and the risk of deflation has vanished, look at the three following numbers: $100, 3.44 and 20.