James Saft, Reuters Columnist
James Saft's columns feature twice weekly in the International Herald Tribune and widely elsewhere. Before beginning his column, he directed all global coverage of economics and financial markets for five years at Reuters. His column won a Best in Business award in 2008 from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Before that he was global investment editor and chief correspondent, London capital markets. He has covered mortgage banking for American Banker before the term "subprime" was coined and syndicated lending for Reuters LPC in both London and New York.
Lower energy prices should stick, boosting growth and risky assets like stocks but increasing risks of deflation.
The 2% objective feels more like an aspiration, says James Saft.
There is no such thing as being “a little bit active” in investment management, says James Saft.