Government shutdown may kill corporate debt

April 14, 2011

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

If you are worried about the impact of a U.S. government shutdown on markets, you might just want to look past Treasuries and keep a weather eye on corporate bonds.

Undone by our assumptions

March 15, 2011

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

As the people of the great state of California are finding out, very small changes in our assumptions about the world can have very large consequences.

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.