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  • *Bond ladders spiced with foreign sovereigns prove a hit. TOKYO, Aug 5- Japanese fund managers spiced up a simple investment product known as bond ladders with high-grade foreign sovereign debt and created an instant hit with domestic banks and credit unions.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Wall Street banks have found a U.S. review of their junk-rated loans to have yielded similar results to last year, easing some concern among bankers about a crackdown on one of their most lucrative businesses.

  • JGBs narrowly mixed ahead of 10-year bond auction Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:53 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 5- Japanese government bond prices were narrowly mixed on Tuesday, ahead of a 10- year bond auction later in the day, though demand is expected to be firm as the Bank of Japan has already soaked up a huge amount of that issue. The Ministry of Finance will issue 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year bonds by reopening the current issue with a 0.6 percent coupon.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, had net outflows of $830 million in July, marking its 15th straight month of outflows, according to Morningstar data on Monday. The fund, run by Bill Gross, has had about $65 billion in outflows since May 2013, the data showed.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- Bond prices rallied and European bank stocks rose on Monday after Portugal devised a plan to prevent the collapse of one of its biggest lenders.

  • *Jobs data soothes inflation worries. NEW YORK, Aug 4- U.S. On Monday, prices rose for both intermediate and long maturities, with 3- year to 7- year maturities at center stage, according to Jake Lowery, portfolio manager at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta.

  • ATHENS, Aug 4- Incoming European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker played down on Monday the option of an outright writing off of part of the euro zone loans to Greece to make the country's debt more manageable.

  • LONDON, Aug 4- European stocks rose on Monday and bond yields fell on a banking sector rebound after Portugal prevented the collapse of one of its biggest lenders and shares in the continent's largest bank jumped in the wake of its latest earnings report.

  • DC roundtable to feature Who's Who of Wall Street Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET

    There have been several hearings on stock trading since "Flash Boys," but this one is a little different. Here's why.

  • Fed's Dudley warns over Puerto Rico's debt load Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:42 PM ET
    A man walks past a vacant building on November 12, 2013 in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The island territory of the United States, Puerto Rico, is on the brink of a debt crisis as lending has skyrocketed in the last decade as the government has been issuing municipal bonds.

    New York Fed President William Dudley warned Puerto Rico about its growing debt load.

  • SEC Chair Mary Jo White to speak at Economic Club  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports SEC Chair Mary Jo White is about to speak at the Economic Club with a focus on market structure.

  • What the SEC needs to do about HFT: Jon Najarian Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:57 AM ET

    As the SEC mulls how to tighten the reins on high-frequency trading, "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian weighs in on the areas they should focus on.

  • Fmr. Goldman VP Fabrice Tourre won't appeal SEC case  Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports former vice president of Goldman Sachs Fabrice Tourre will not appeal the SEC against him.

  • Thank you, Michael Lewis: HFT trader Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Michael Lewis's latest book, 'Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,' tells the story of the Canadian banker who uncovered the underhanded and illegal practices carried out by some high-frequency traders on Wall Street.

    Mary Jo White even said Michael Lewis was wrong—the markets AREN’T rigged. Still, this HFT trader has a big thank you for the “Flash Boys” author.

  • The HFT edge: It's not just about speed Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Everyone's buzzing about HFTs having a speed advantage but this NYU professor and former HFT trader says not so fast — there's more.

  • High fees eroding many retirement accounts Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    A new study finds that the typical 401(k) would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career.

  • How to 'unrig' markets: Jon Najarian Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    "Fast Money" trader Jon Najarian says there are two keep problems with high-frequency trading and he’s got two solutions to “unrig” this market.

  • Puerto Rico debt restructuring seen as inevitable Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 7:09 AM ET
    A roofless colonial building is overtaken by vegetation in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Few who have followed the Caribbean island's financial troubles doubt that a massive restructuring is in its future.

  • Senate confirms Wall Street critic as Treasury no. 2 Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 12:28 PM ET
    Sarah Bloom Raskin

    The U.S. Senate approved Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin to be the No. 2 official at the Treasury Department.

  • Hedge funds look to ETFs to lure more investors Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    More client-hungry hedge fund managers are looking to put their investment strategies to work in ETFs, but the move may cost them.