Welcome to the global slowdown

May 24, 2011

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

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — With QE2 set to end in five weeks and with Greece rolling downhill towards default, the world is not best placed to withstand a weakening economy.

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.

Enter the era of dollar devaluation

By J Saft
November 4, 2010

We’ve entered a new era in global financial markets: the U.S. is intentionally devaluing the dollar.