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James Saft

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 08 2017

When returns are low, reaching for more is usually unwise: James Saft

If an investment strategy is good enough for one of the top minds in finance, it is probably good enough for you, right?

Sep 07 2017

Saving hurts, and so do the errors of self-invested plans: James Saft

(This Sept. 6 story corrects academic affiliations of authors of research in paragraph 8)

Sep 05 2017

If world is drifting apart, it isn't happening in economic growth: James Saft

If the world becoming less economically integrated, someone is going to have to explain why growth around the world is so remarkably consistent and tightly correlated.

Aug 31 2017

Shutdown and default threaten U.S. safe-haven status: James Saft

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

Aug 30 2017

Fund firms with more competition outperform: James Saft

Unpleasant it may be, but investors do better if the mutual funds they hold are managed by companies with an ethos more like that of a viper pit than a kindergarten.

Aug 14 2017

No one is paid to front run the apocalypse: James Saft

That fund managers are rewarded for hugging the benchmarks they track is a big reason behind the otherwise puzzlingly mild reaction of financial markets to rising tensions and threats between nuclear powers the United States and North Korea.

Aug 11 2017

Staid utility investing world upended by green energy revolution: James Saft

The formerly staid, predictable world of utilities investing faces a revolution as the price of solar and wind energy plunges, creating new winners and losers.

Aug 09 2017

Institutions beat individuals on the active investment fool’s errand: James Saft

Institutions do better than individuals at active fund management, but given that both come out losers the underlying message is that picking stocks and bonds is a game neither group should play.

Aug 08 2017

How the knowledge economy causes secular stagnation: James Saft

To understand secular stagnation, with its low inflation and low growth, look first at the growth of the information economy and the expansion of intangible assets.

Aug 04 2017

Looser bank regulation will do shareholders no favors: James Saft

The Trump administration’s vision of a rollback in banking regulation isn’t just dubious medicine for the economy, it will do shareholders no favors.


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