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  • HONG KONG, Nov 26- Concerns by Europe's top funds watchdog that a landmark Hong Kong-China trading link may not adequately protect investors are preventing thousands of funds from buying Shanghai stocks, threatening the success of the project, market participants told Reuters. The so-called Stock Connect scheme, launched on Nov. 17, allows foreign investors...

  • The purchases were part of a broad U.S. bond market rally in the wake of record low 10- year yields across Europe and a robust $35 billion five-year Treasuries note auction, analysts said. At 2:06 p.m. EST, 34,856 contracts of 10- year Treasury note futures for March 2015 delivery traded at a price of 126-9/ 32 and 18,950 contracts of March 2015 30- year Treasury...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 25- When Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff first considered replacing Finance Minister Guido Mantega two years ago, a top aide confided that any good candidate for the job would have to meet two requirements. Levy, an executive at local bank Bradesco SA, is seen by most investors as a strong choice to try to restore confidence after four years of...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Big money to the Fed: You're going nowhere next year. Add in the risk of a recession in Europe, renewed recession in Japan and disappointing growth in China, and it all adds up to "later, lower, longer," says Prudential Investment's Greg Peters, effectively summing up the Fed outlook from the buy side. Peters, who oversees more than $534 billion of fixed...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Several months ago, U.S. mutual funds scooped up most of the $1.25 billion in high-yield junk bonds issued by Denbury Resources Inc, a Plano, Texas, oil and gas exploration company. The 5.5 percent coupon on the Denbury bonds maturing in 2022 attracted a number of U.S. mutual fund buyers, including the Franklin Income Fund, which held nearly 10 percent...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Several high-profile U.S. investors said on Tuesday that various parts of Latin America could outperform in the next year, but the region's largest economy, Brazil, could lag in 2015.. The sovereigns have certainly proven that, "said Luz Padilla, DoubleLine Capital's director of emerging markets fixed income, at the Reuters Global Investment...

  • Private equity bets on 'revolution'—in oil and gas Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    A derrick hand for Raven Drilling, works on an oil rig drilling into the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Private equity is betting that gas and oil—notrenewables like wind and solar—will continue to dominate as energy sources in 25 years.

  • Allergan deal a win for more than Ackman Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Dan Och

    Bill Ackman isn't the only hedge fund manager who likely made big money on the Allergan deal.

  • The top-performing sectors of the US stock market Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    While the US economy seems to be in midcycle, sectors like utilities and health care continue to buck the historical trend.

  • China’s stock market cracks open Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    The Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect is set to begin, in a sea change that will crack open China's A-share markets to foreign investment, potentially breaking the market out of a long downturn.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Nov 10- Janus Capital Group Inc posted $1.1 billion in net inflows in October, the largest net deposits this year, after hiring Bill Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors. The Vanguard Group and BlackRock have also benefited from an exit of funds from Pimco after the departure of Gross. BlackRock Inc's bond funds posted record...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- Janus Capital Group Inc posted $1.1 billion in net inflows in October, the largest net deposits this year, after the hiring of Bill Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investor. The Vanguard Group and BlackRock have benefitted from an exit of funds from Pimco after the departure of Gross. BlackRock Inc's BLK.N bond funds posted record...

  • Wall Street bonus season won't see much cheer Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Year-end payouts could drop as much as 10% for the trading desks and hedge funds that not long ago were the centers of gravity on Wall Street.

  • Big Oil cutbacks deal supply-chain pain Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    *Fugro stock down over 30 pct since scrapping dividend. LONDON/ PARIS, Nov 9- Belt-tightening by big energy majors faced with plunging oil prices is battering the finances and share prices of their suppliers, as investors reassess the sector's ability to keep gushing cash. Fugro, once seen as a blue-chip on Amsterdam's benchmark index, has had more than 30 percent...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- The U.S. Treasuries were on track for their best day since Oct. 15, when massive purchases of Treasuries by traders exiting short positions sent benchmark yields below 2 percent to 16- month lows. Market chatter that surfaced on Thursday that payroll gains might hit the 300,000 mark were dashed after the Labor Department reported a 214,000 job...

  • Nov 7- U.S. regulators plan to allow investment management firm Eaton Vance Corp to launch a new breed of actively managed exchange-traded funds that can keep their holdings secret for months at a time, boosting Eaton Vance shares by 22 percent on Friday. In a notice published late Thursday night, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it intends to...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- The Vanguard Group was the latest U.S. asset manager to post record monthly inflows into its bond funds for October, benefiting from an exit of funds from rival Pacific Investment Management Co. after the departure of its co-founder Bill Gross. BlackRock Inc's bond funds posted record monthly inflows of $5.2 billion in October, the most investors...

  • BOSTON, Nov 6- Welcome back "Big Oil." The strong balance sheets and diversified global operations of majors like Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp and BP plc, have sheltered index funds and some active portfolio managers from the worst of a volatile ride on energy markets, where oil prices have plunged 21 percent since early August. The $33 billion Ivy Asset Strategy...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Tax-cutting measures in a handful of states looked to gain traction following Tuesday's elections, potentially weakening fiscal positions if revenues fail to keep pace with spending. "As far as states go there was a clear message that people would rather have lower taxes," said Craig Brandon, Co-Director of Municipal Investments at Eaton Vance in...

  • Early Movers: CVD, BLK, HLF, AAPL, PG & more Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.