Securities Derivatives

  • Aug 23- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as investors shrugged off a drop in oil prices and awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech this week for clues on the next interest rate hike. *As the U.S. earnings season winds down, investors are focusing on the annual meet of global central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from Thursday, for clues...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 23- China bond futures posted their sharpest fall in three months on Tuesday as the prospect of more liquidity injections by the central bank into the financial system reduced expectations of more aggressive policy easing. Traders said the People's Bank of China asked banks about demand for 14- day reverse bond repurchase agreements for the...

  • Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 118 million barrels in the week to Aug. 16. Front-month Brent futures prices jumped from $41.50 a barrel on Aug. 2 to $49.23 on Aug. 16 and continued rising to reach $50.88 on Aug. 19 for an increase of more than 20 percent.

  • Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 118 million barrels in the week to Aug. 16. Front-month Brent futures prices jumped from $41.50 a barrel on Aug. 2 to $49.23 on Aug. 16 and continued rising to reach $50.88 on Aug. 19 for an increase of more than 20 percent.

  • Aug 19- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday after a week of choppy trading as the corporate earnings season winds down and investors again focus on the timing of the Federal Reserve's next interest rate hike. Investors were also cagey ahead of next week's annual meeting of central bankers from around the world in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in which Fed Chair...

  • A spokeswoman for the SEC declined to immediately comment. Last year, Deutsche Bank agreed to pay $55 million to the SEC to settle claims that it ran afoul of U.S. securities laws because of the bank's "inadequate internal accounting controls" related to the valuation of complex derivatives, the SEC had said. But the Deutsche executives went unpunished because of...

  • Aug 16- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Tuesday, a day after Wall Street closed at record highs and ahead of a raft of economic data. *Traders have priced in a mere 9 percent chance of a rate hike in September and a 37.4 percent chance in December, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool. *The Labor Department's consumer price index, expected to be...

  • TOKYO, Aug 16- Japanese government bond futures edged up on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks slipped on a stronger yen and enhanced the appeal of safe-haven debt. The 10- year September JGB futures were up 0.09 point at 151.44. The futures initially slipped to 151.28 following an overnight fall by U.S.

  • TOKYO, Aug 16- Japanese government bond futures edged up on Tuesday as Tokyo stocks slipped on a stronger yen and enhanced the appeal of safe-haven debt. The 10- year September JGB futures were up 0.09 point at 151.44. The futures initially slipped to 151.28 following an overnight fall by U.S.

  • Aug 15- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Monday, tracking global markets, as oil prices rose and on rising speculation that China may unveil a fresh stimulus program to prop up its economy. The minutes are due on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET. *The odds of a hike stand at 9 percent for September and rise to about 41 percent for December, according to CME Group's Fedwatch...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- Bats Global Markets, the No. 2 U.S. stock exchange operator by volume, said on Thursday it would acquire Javelin SEF LLC, a swaps exchange, for an undisclosed sum to enhance its foreign exchange trading operations. The Kansas City- based company entered the FX market in January 2015 with its $365 purchase of currency trading platform Hotspot from KCG...

  • Aug 11- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday as oil prices steadied and investors awaited the weekly jobless claims data for hints of a strengthening labor market. *Brent crude futures were up 0.18 percent at $44.12 after the International Energy Agency forecast a gradual draw in stocks through the third quarter. *Wall Street closed lower on...

  • Aug 10- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors paused after powering the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to record intraday highs. *Shares of Walt Disney fell 1.3 percent in premarket trading, after the company reported results overnight and bought a 33 percent stake in video-streaming firm BAMTech. *Yelp jumped 12.6 percent to $36.74 after...

  • Aug 9- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors looked for market-moving catalysts, a day after the S&P 500 index touched a record intraday high. *On Monday, Wall Street closed down in one of its lowest volume trading day this year, after the S&P slipped from its record high as healthcare stocks weighed. *Oil prices were largely flat after...

  • Aug 5- U.S. stock index futures added to gains on Friday after July payrolls data showed U.S. employment rose more than expected and wages increased. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 255,000 jobs last month, above the 180,000 expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:32 a.m. EDT:.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- A member of the top U.S. derivatives regulator criticized his own agency on Thursday, charging that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has failed to coordinate oversight of swaps effectively with its international counterparts. Coordinating their rulemaking has been tough, and CFTC member J. Christopher Giancarlo said the...

  • LONDON, Aug 4- Millions of savers and mortgage borrowers were still waiting to see on Thursday what impact the Bank of England's move to cut its base rate to a record low of 0.25 percent would have on them after a number of big banks resisted calls to act immediately. Shares in HSBC, RBS and Barclays were trading up at 1529 GMT, as investors took a sanguine view of the cut...

  • *European, UK shares rise, Wall Street seen higher. LONDON, Aug 4- European shares rose, government bond yields fell and sterling weakened against the dollar and euro on Thursday after the Bank of England cut interest rates and restarted bond purchases in a bid to ease the economic hit from June's vote to leave the EU. U.S. stock index futures also rose and were last up...

  • Aug 4- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher after the Bank of England cut interest rates and ahead of economic data. *The BoE lowered its main lending rate to a record-low of 0.25 percent from 0.5 percent and said it would buy 60 billion pounds of government debt to ease the blow from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. *The U.S. Commerce Department...

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Hedge funds have turned very bearish towards both crude and refined products over the last two months amid signs of an oversupply of gasoline. Hedge funds and other money managers added the equivalent of 56 million barrels of extra short positions in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts in the week ending July 26.