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  • NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stock futures opened sharply higher on Sunday after centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election. Macron will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff and opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final clash. Futures snapshot at 6:15 p.m. EDT:.

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE FUTURES PRICES DOWN 22/ 32 AS TRADING BEGINS FOLLOWING FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS.

  • *Wall Street set to open marginally higher. LONDON, April 21- Global markets appeared largely calm on Friday, the last day of trading before the first round of France's presidential election, with French bond yields hitting a three-month low and the euro treading water against the dollar. U.S. stock index futures indicated Wall Street would also open a little...

  • *Futures up: Dow 22 pts, S&P 6 pts, Nasdaq 15.5 pts. April 19- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, giving investors a reprieve a day after Wall Street lost its footing following weak results from some corporate heavyweights. *Earnings will continue to be in the spotlight.

  • *Futures up: Dow 22 pts, S&P 6 pts, Nasdaq 15.5 pts. April 19- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday, giving investors a reprieve a day after Wall Street lost its footing following weak results from some corporate heavyweights. *Earnings will continue to be in the spotlight.

  • April 17- Bank of Montreal is bundling nearly C $2 billion of prime Canadian mortgages into securities, said Moody's in a pre-sale report on Monday. The bond is backed by C $1.96 billion of uninsured prime residential mortgages, more than half of which are in Ontario and Quebec, added Moodys. "Canada's one of the few jurisdictions that doesn't have a developed RMBS...

  • April 17- Bank of Montreal is bundling nearly C $2 billion of prime Canadian mortgages into securities, said Moody's in a pre-sale report on Monday. The bond is backed by C $1.96 billion of uninsured prime residential mortgages, more than half of which are in Ontario and Quebec, added Moodys. "Canada's one of the few jurisdictions that doesn't have a developed RMBS...

  • April 13- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday following President Donald Trump's remarks on the U.S. dollar and interest rates, while investors kept an eye on bank earnings. *The dollar, already suffering from a risk-off mode in the market amid geopolitical tensions, hit its lowest level this month after Trump told the Wall Street Journal that...

  • *Futures: Dow up 4 pts, S&P down 0.25 pts, Nasdaq down 0.25 pts. April 11- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors preferred to play safe amid rising geopolitical tensions in Syria and North Korea and ahead of the start of first-quarter earnings season later this week. *The White House said on Monday President Donald Trump was open to...

  • LONDON, April 10- Hedge funds have turned bullish towards crude oil again as international marker prices have steadied above the psychologically important $50 threshold. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 54 million barrels in the week to April 4.

  • *Oil up 1 pct as Syria, Libya oilfield shutdown support prices. LONDON, April 10- Muted trading volumes across many financial assets on Monday and the dollar rising to a three-week high underscored investor caution against making big bets in the face of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula. Stock futures on Wall Street were up 0.1...

  • *Raytheon, Lockheed gain after US strikes on Syria. April 7- U.S. stock index futures extended losses on Friday after disappointing U.S. jobs data rattled investors already spooked by U.S. missile strikes on Syria. About 98,000 jobs were added in the U.S. public and private sector in March, a Labor Department report showed, far lower than a revised 219,000 added in...

  • April 7- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, recovering from a drop after a U.S. missile strike in Syria, which U.S. officials described as a one-off attack that would not lead to wider escalation. President Donald Trump ordered a targeted military strike against an airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched this week.

  • April 7- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday, recovering from a drop after a U.S. airstrike in Syria, which U.S. officials described as a one-off attack that would not lead to wider escalation. President Donald Trump ordered a targeted military strike against an airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched this week.

  • ORDERED A TARGETED MILITARY STRIKE AGAINST AN AIRFIELD IN SYRIA.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- Traders in the equity options market are betting the U.S. energy sector is ripe for a bounce with one gauge of sentiment, options on the largest energy sector tracking fund, dipping to its least bearish position in six months. Recent trading in the options on the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund and individual energy company options, including Devon...

  • Near-dated options contracts on the S&P 500 Index paint a picture of calm even though a Le Pen win would be akin to the populism that brought Brexit to Britain and roiled global markets. Opinion polls forecast Le Pen will do well in the first election round but lose the May 7 run-off to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, but a high number of undecided voters means...

  • Near-dated options contracts on the S&P 500 Index paint a picture of calm even though a Le Pen win would be akin to the populism that brought Brexit to Britain and roiled global markets. Opinion polls forecast Le Pen will do well in the first election round but lose the May 7 run-off to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, but a high number of undecided voters means...

  • *Weekly jobless claims falls the most in two years-data. April 6- U.S. stock index futures added to their gains on Thursday after data showed U.S. jobless claims posted the biggest drop in almost two years last week, further pointing to the strength of the labor market and the overall economy. A Labor Department report showed 234,000 Americans applied for jobless...

  • April 6- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday, a day after Wall Street saw its biggest reversal in 14 months following signals that the Federal Reserve could start unwinding its balance sheet this year. *Investors also shied away from making big bets ahead of a potentially tense two-day meeting, starting Thursday, between President Donald Trump and his...