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NEW YORK, July 5- Wall Street doesn't hate good news after all. The June jobs figures were stronger than expected and caused a big selloff in the bond market. That further underscored expectations that the Federal Reserve will be chopping back its big bond-buying program sooner rather than later.
*Analysts see Fed buying fewer bonds likely as of September. NEW YORK, July 5- Yields on U.S. The sharp selloff in Treasuries accelerated losses that started in May, when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke began hinting the U.S. central bank was eyeing the finish line.
*Analysts see Fed buying fewer bonds likely as of September. NEW YORK, July 5- Yields on U.S. The sharp selloff in Treasuries accelerated losses that started in May, when Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke began hinting that the U.S. central bank was eyeing the finish line.
LISBON, July 5- European Central Bank Governing Council member Carlos Costa on Friday warned Portugal needs to overcome a political rift which could undermine its fiscal adjustment and which Standard& Poor's said could hit the country's debt rating. Its BB rating for Portugal is still in junk territory.
NEW YORK, July 5- A surprisingly strong jobs report sparked heavy selling in U.S. bonds on Friday, sending benchmark yields to two-year highs as investors reckoned the economy might be growing just enough for the Federal Reserve to trim its bond purchases later this year.
*U.S./ German 10- year yield spread widest since Oct. 2006. LONDON, July 5- German government bonds fell on Friday after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data kept the Federal Reserve on track to reduce stimulus, but losses were limited by the European Central Bank's contrasting policy outlook.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. U.S. employers added 195,000 jobs to payrolls last month, the Labor Department said, while the unemployment rate held steady at 7.6 percent as more people entered the workforce. Friday's data "would certainly put us on track for that September time frame," said Kathy Jones, a fixed income strategist at Charles Schwab in New York.
*5, 7 and 10- year yields highest since August 2011. NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. Friday's data "would certainly put us on track for that September time frame," said Kathy Jones, a fixed income strategist at Charles Schwab in New York.
*Investors watching situation in Egypt for oil impact. NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures pointed to gains of more than 1 percent at the open on Friday as June payrolls data was much stronger than expected.
*Risk-averse investors seek cheaper exposure to stocks. PARIS, July 5- Appetite for convertible bonds is taking off in Europe as risk-averse institutional investors seek to escape rising bond yields but remain wary of buying into stocks directly.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. Treasuries extended price losses and 10- year yields rose to their highest levels in almost two years on Friday, after data showed that employers added more jobs than were expected in June.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures added to their gains on Friday after the June payroll report showed more jobs added in the month than had been expected. S&P 500 futures rose 14.2 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.
NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures jumped on Friday as investors looked ahead to a monthly payrolls report that was expected to show solid jobs growth while not being strong enough to influence Federal Reserve policy.
*Investors watching situation in Egypt for oil impact. NEW YORK, July 5- U.S. stock index futures jumped on Friday as investors looked ahead to the monthly payrolls report, which is expected to show solid jobs growth while not being strong enough to influence Federal Reserve policy.
LONDON, July 5- Holdings of Absa Capital's platinum-backed exchange-traded fund have risen above half a million ounces just 10 weeks after its launch, accounting for a quarter of all global platinum ETF reserves, the fund said on Friday. Absa said as of the end of Thursday, its NewPlat ETF held 503,613 ounces of platinum, up 3.3 percent from the previous day.
LONDON, July 5- Rising U.S. bond yields should embolden, not spook, investors as they reflect improving growth and increase the allure of assets that most benefit from an economic upturn. Effectively the fixed income market is beginning to discount a strong economic upturn in the next half a year, "said Mike Howell, managing director of CrossBorder Capital.
LONDON, July 5- Portuguese yields fell on Friday after the country's political crisis appeared to ease while the European Central Bank's commitment to keep interest rates low buoyed other lower-rated euro zone bonds.
*Dollar index up 0.8 percent ahead of 1230 GMT payrolls print. LONDON, July 5- European shares and bonds were little changed on Friday in cautious trade before U.S. jobs data, holding onto gains posted the previous day after Europe's two biggest central banks said interest rates would stay low.
TOKYO, July 5- Superlong Japanese government bonds underperformed on Friday after their previous session's gain, while the 10- year yield was unchanged ahead of the U.S. jobs data that could provide clues on when the Federal Reserve will start rolling back its stimulus.
At 0602 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for UK's FTSE 100, for Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up 0.2-0.3 percent.