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Securities Derivatives

  • NEW YORK, March 24- A "massive amount of misconduct" in futures, options and swaps markets goes undetected because of insufficient data mining, Aitan Goelman, who until last month was enforcement chief for the top U.S. derivatives regulator, said in an interview. Goelman said a lack of resources meant the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission did not have the...

  • March 24- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, helped by higher oil prices, and ahead of a closely watched vote on a healthcare bill seen as a test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass his legislative agenda through Congress. *Investors fear that if Trump fails to get the bill through the Republican-controlled Congress, it would mean his...

  • March 24- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, helped by higher oil prices, and ahead of a closely watched vote on a healthcare bill seen as a test of President Donald Trump's ability to pass his legislative agenda through Congress. *Investors fear that if Trump fails to get the bill through the Republican-controlled Congress, it would mean his...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- A "massive amount of misconduct" in futures, options and swaps markets goes undetected because of insufficient data mining, Aitan Goelman, who until last month was enforcement chief for the top U.S. derivatives regulator, said in an interview. Goelman said a lack of resources meant the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission did not have the...

  • STOCK INDEX FUTURES TURN LOWER, DOW JONES FUTURES DOWN ABOUT 0.1 PCT, S&P, NASDAQ FUTURES FLAT.

  • March 23- U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher on Thursday as investors turned their attention to President Donald Trump's first significant policy test, as he looks to gets a healthcare bill passed in Congress. *The benchmark index is trading at about 18 times expected forward earnings, compared with a 10- year average of 14, according to Thomson...

  • *Europe shares hit two-week low, Asia biggest fall since Dec 15. *Wall Street seen opening lower, VIX tops 13 percent. Wall Street was expected to open slightly lower, index futures showed, and the CBOE's VIX index, known as the "fear gauge," briefly topped 13 percent for the first time since mid-January.

  • March 22- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday as investors sought safe haven assets, a day after Wall Street posted its biggest one-day fall since the November election. *Investors are becoming increasingly worried about the ability of President Donald Trump to deliver on his campaign promises of cutting taxes. *President Donald Trump on Tuesday...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOCA RATON, March 15- The top U.S. derivatives regulator laid out plans on Wednesday for a sweeping overhaul of the agency that will include everything from cutting regulation to restructuring the unit that conducts surveillance for market abuses. In a wide-ranging policy speech that drew a rare standing ovation from more than 1,000 industry...

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- President Donald Trump plans to nominate J. Christopher Giancarlo to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the regulator tasked with policing the massive over-the-counter derivatives market, the White House said on Tuesday. The nomination comes just one day before Giancarlo is expected to give a major policy address at the...

  • TOKYO, March 15- Toshiba Corp tumbled in early trade on Wednesday after the Tokyo Stock Exchange put its shares under supervision to see if it meets delisting criteria. Toshiba nosedived as much as 7.6 percent to 199.5 yen. The company said on Tuesday that it is considering a sale and other strategic options for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse as it expanded a probe...

  • *Wall Street seen following U.S. shares lower. Wall Street looked set to follow Europe lower, index futures showed, having traded in a very tight range on Monday with eyes on the Fed. While the Fed meeting is the focus for markets this week, investors also have to assess the impact of central bank meetings in Britain and Japan, a gathering of G20 finance chiefs, U.S.

  • LONDON, March 13- Hedge funds and other money managers had barely started liquidating their record bullish position in crude oil futures and options before prices tumbled on March 8. Hedge funds still held a net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts amounting to 874 million barrels at the close of business on March 7.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- As many U.S. government agencies are girding for possible steep cuts in their annual budgets, the top U.S. derivatives regulator on Monday signaled he was optimistic about the possibility of keeping his agency's budget flat. "I'm optimistic by nature," Acting Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Chris Giancarlo told Reuters on...

  • LONDON, March 13- Hedge funds and other money managers had barely started liquidating their record bullish position in crude oil futures and options before prices tumbled on March 8. Hedge funds still held a net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts amounting to 874 million barrels at the close of business on March 7.

  • *Mobileye jumps on $15.3 bln Intel deal. March 13- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a subdued open on Wall Street as investors bided time ahead of an all-but-certain interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "Right now the markets appears to be in a wait-and-see phase ahead of the Fed decision," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital in...

  • "The good times keep on rolling for the Canadian labor market and the quality of employment also looks a little bit firmer this month," said Nick Exarhos, economist at CIBC Capital Markets. The chances of a Bank of Canada interest rate hike this year nudged up to nearly 50 percent, data from the overnight index swaps market showed. It was less than 30 percent after the...

  • March 10- U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday as investors braced for a crucial nonfarm payrolls report that could see the Federal Reserve deliver the first interest rate hike this year. *Economists polled by Reuters on average expect 190,000 jobs were added in the public and private sectors in the United States last month, after a sizable 227,000 in January.

  • NEW YORK, March 9- Facing a Justice Department suit claiming it misrepresented the quality of loans underlying tens of billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities sold between 2005 and 2007, Barclays claimed this week that the governments suit is based on an overly expansive interpretation of a 1989 law intended to protect U.S. banks from...

  • March 9- U.S. stock index futures dipped slightly on Thursday as U.S. crude prices fell below $50 and investors remained cautious ahead of Friday's nonfarm payrolls data that could move the needle on an interest rate hike next week. Also on investors' minds is a policy announcement from the European Central Bank on Thursday. The bank is expected to back its loose...