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Securities Derivatives

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Hedge funds tempered their bullishness towards the entire petroleum complex during the first week of September, according to positioning data from regulators and exchanges. Hedge funds and other money managers cut their combined net long position in the three major Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 80 million barrels in the week...

  • Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures were lower for the third straight day on Monday as oil prices fell and on increasing speculation about a possible U.S. interest rate hike as early as next week. *Fed Governor and permanent voting member Lael Brainard's speech at 1:15 p.m. ET will be scrutinized to see if she maintains her dovish stance on rates or takes a more...

  • An engineer opens valves on the Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) Bicentennial deep sea crude oil platform in the waters off Tamaulipas, Mexico.

    As oil-exporting countries continue to navigate stubbornly weak crude prices, Mexico is trying to get ahead of the game by hedging its oil bets.

  • Stifel, the SEC and Noack's lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The SEC sued Stifel and Noack in 2011, saying they misled five Wisconsin school districts about the risks of investing in synthetic collateralized debt obligations, which are tied to mortgage-backed securities or credit default swaps and were at the heart of the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- U.S. stock index futures were modestly lower on Friday amid investor caution following a nuclear test by North Korea and ahead of comments by two U.S. *North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test on Friday and said it had mastered the ability to mount a warhead on a ballistic missile, drawing condemnation from the United States as well...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 9- Deutsche Bank is nearing a settlement with U.S. authorities on past mis-selling of mortgage-backed securities, two people close to the matter said. German monthly manager magazin earlier reported that Deutsche Bank is expected to receive a demand for more than $2.4 billion from U.S. authorities in settlement of an investigation into past...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- Tensions over global oversight of the derivatives known as swaps burst to the fore on Thursday, as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission narrowly voted to allow dealers to follow Japan's rules on some swaps when working in that country. On a 2-1 vote, the commission agreed that Japan's regulations on collateral for cross-border,...

  • Sept 8- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as investors awaited weekly jobless claims data and a European Central Bank decision that may hint at more monetary stimulus. *Nearly all analysts polled by Reuters expect ECB rates to remain unchanged, though there is speculation that President Mario Draghi will announce an extension of its 80...

  • LONDON, Sept 8- The oil options market indicates traders are not betting big on OPEC and rival Russia clinching a meaningful deal this month to control output, although investors have turned more optimistic. The oil price is heading for its first weekly rise in nearly a month after Saudi Arabia and Russia said on Monday they would work closely to monitor...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- Options activity surrounding Apple shares on Wednesday could best be described with an iPhone ringtone: crickets. Implied volatility, a key factor in determining options pricing, was at the lowest it has been since 2009 ahead of an Apple product launch. This means options traders were not foreseeing a post-launch jolt in the stock price.

  • *Apple to launch iPhone 7 later on Wednesday. Sept 7- The Nasdaq touched a record intraday high on Wednesday, helped by gains in technology shares, while the S&P 500 index and the Dow were little changed. "We've had three to four pieces of relatively disappointing economic data, so that puts some focus on today's Beige Book," said Art Hogan, managing director of...

  • Sept 7- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors seek more clues on the timing of the next interest rate hike. *Traders have priced in a 15 percent chance of a hike when the Fed meets later this month and a 45.7 percent chance of a move in December, according the CME Group's FedWatch too. *The U.S. Labor Department will release a report on...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- A U.S. judge signaled on Tuesday that UBS AG may escape liability for at least a portion of an estimated $2.1 billion of losses stemming from residential mortgage-backed securities it sold in 2006 and 2007 before the U.S. housing market collapsed. District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan said U.S. UBS was previously sued by bond insurer Assured...

  • Sept 2- U.S. stocks index futures added to gains on Friday after a report from the U.S. Labor Department showed employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month, which came in below the 180,000 additions expected by economists polled by Reuters.

  • *U.S. and Japan banks hit by new trading rules. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG/ CHICAGO, Sept 1- U.S. financial regulators gave over-the-counter swap dealers an extra month to comply with new derivatives trading rules set to take effect on Thursday, after Asia's market ground to a near halt due to uncertainty about changes that could increase global funding costs by more than...

  • *U.S. and Japan banks hit by new trading rules. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG/ LONDON, Sept 1- Trading in Asia's over-the-counter swaps market has ground to a near halt as dealers seek clarity over new derivatives trading rules that could ramp up global funding costs by more than $500 billion. "There is a lot of confusion," said one interest rates trader in Singapore.

  • *U.S. and Japan banks hit by new trading rules. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Sept 1- Trading in Asia's over-the-counter swaps market has ground to a near halt as dealers sought clarity over confusing new derivatives trading rules that could ramp up global funding costs by more than $500 billion. "There is a lot of confusion," said one interest rates trader in Singapore.

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Sept 1- Trading in Asia's over-the-counter swaps market has ground to a near halt as dealers are sitting on the sidelines amid confusion over new derivatives trading rules for U.S. and Japanese banks, which are major players in the region. "There is a lot of confusion," said one interest rates trader in Singapore. The markets for Asian currency...

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Sept 1- Trading in Asia's over-the-counter swaps market has ground to a near halt as dealers are sitting on the sidelines amid confusion over new derivatives trading rules for U.S. and Japanese banks, which are major players in the region. "There is a lot of confusion," said one interest rates trader in Singapore. The markets for Asian currency...

  • Aug 30- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors waited for more clues on the timing of the next interest rate hike. *Investors are trying to decipher whether an interest rate hike in the United States could come as early as next month after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday that the case for a raise was strengthening.