NEW YORK, Nov 20- Six years of interest rate suppression by the U.S. "The high-yield market is sort of in a bubble and sooner or later there will be a price paid for that," said Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor who said he owns credit default swaps on high yield debt against the 5- year U.S. Martin Fridson, chief investment officer of wealth management firm Lehmann...» Read More
NEW YORK, June 12- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Thursday after data showed retail sales rose less than expected and weekly initial jobless claims increased in the latest week.
*Geron rallies in premarket after FDA move. NEW YORK, June 12- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Thursday as investors looked ahead to data on retail sales and the labor market, taking a pause after the S&P 500' s biggest one-day drop in three weeks. *There could be catalysts at 8:30 a.m., with the release of retail sales and jobless claims data.
*Micron higher in premarket, Credit Suisse ups target. NEW YORK, June 11- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday, as investors struggled to find reasons to keep buying with indexes still hovering near record levels.
June 10- The U.S. Supreme Court meets on Thursday to discuss whether to hear an appeal by Argentina in its long battle with holdout creditors that are seeking billions of dollars from the country stemming from its massive debt default in 2001/ 02. If the top court decides not to take up the case, Buenos Aires risks a new default as U.S. authorities could prevent it making full payment to creditors holding bonds from debt swaps in 2005 and 2010 even though the country is able and willing to make the payments.
NEW YORK, June 10- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Tuesday, as investors found few reasons to keep buying with the Dow and S&P 500 just below the latest in a string of records.
NEW YORK, June 10- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Tuesday, as investors found few reasons to keep buying with the Dow and S&P 500 just off the latest in a string of records.
*Apple may see heavy action following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stock index futures pointed to modest losses at the open on Monday, as a rash of corporate deals weren't enough reason for investors to keep buying following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated record highs.
*Apple may see heavy action following stock split. NEW YORK, June 9- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, as investors sought fresh incentives to keep buying following a rally that has taken major indexes to repeated record highs. While Wall Street's upward trend looks intact, traders may need new catalysts to maintain its momentum.
NEW YORK, June 6- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Friday, indicating the market's recent gains could be extended, though investors held off from making large bets ahead of the highly anticipated May payroll report.
SYDNEY, June 6- Australia's federal court on Friday dismissed appeals by Standard& Poor's and ABN Amro after investors successfully sued the ratings company and the Dutch bank over credit derivatives that lost almost all their value in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
WASHINGTON, June 5- The U.S. National Futures Association said on Thursday it would cut its fees because increased trading volume and a broader revenue base had swelled the coffers of the agency that self-regulates the futures and swaps industry.
*Sprint agrees to buy T-Mobile US- source. NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows while indicating further monetary policy actions will follow. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 26 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 3 points.
*Sprint agrees to buy T-Mobile US- source. NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Thursday as investors awaited what is expected to be a significant easing move from the European Central Bank. Dow Jones industrial average e-mini futures rose 28 points and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures added 3 points.
NEW YORK, June 4- Three months after new trading requirements for the $300 trillion U.S. derivatives market were introduced, little of the market is operating as regulators intended, with mandates for most bank trades delayed and investors slow to embrace new trading systems. That may start to change this month.
*ADP report shows fewer jobs added in May than expected. *Protective Life jumps in premarket, Dai-ichi to buy. NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as data on the labor market came in weaker than expected, giving investors reason to sell amid few positive catalysts and with indexes near record levels.
*Protective Life jumps in premarket, Dai-ichi to buy. NEW YORK, June 4- U.S. stock index futures mostly edged lower on Wednesday as investors refrained from making large bets, with indexes near record levels, ahead of data on the labor market and services sector.
*Long-dated futures on Euro STOXX 50 dividends surge. LONDON, June 4- Investors are betting that likely new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank on Thursday will help shore up inflation and provide meatier dividends from euro zone companies for the rest of the decade, derivatives data shows.
WASHINGTON, June 3- The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm New York lawyer Sharon Bowen as a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Treasury official Timothy Massad and Chris Giancarlo, a senior official at derivatives broker GFI in New York, were approved by a Senate panel but have not yet been considered by the full body.
*Dow, S&P 500 ended at records on Monday. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stock index futures were a touch lower on Tuesday as traders found few reasons to buy with major indexes at record levels, though the market's recent upward momentum appeared intact. *The CBOE Volatility Index has also been lower than average, hovering near levels not seen since March 2013.
*Dow, S&P 500 may come off fourth month of gains. *VIX near multi-month lows, may be sign of complacency. NEW YORK, June 2- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Monday, with investors finding few reasons to keep pushing shares higher, with the Dow and S&P 500 at record levels.