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Federated Investors Inc

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. May 22- U.S. stocks fell in late morning trading on Friday, retreating from recent record highs, as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's economic outlook for clues on the timing of a rate hike after new data showed a rise in inflation. "September is the most likely scenario and Yellen has been very keen on...

  • Asian stocks drift after lackluster US retail sales data Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 2:28 AM ET

    In addition to corporate deals and earnings news, traders had their eye on the Commerce Department's latest monthly snapshot of retail sales. The report, a bellwether for consumer spending, showed retail sales were essentially flat in April, falling short of Wall Street's forecasts. "The retail sales numbers were really crucial in terms of assessing whether or...

  • *S&P books best day in 7 weeks on April U.S. jobs bounce. NEW YORK, May 8- An April rebound in U.S. jobs growth boosted Wall Street and supported the dollar on Friday, while a surprise Conservative victory cast away fears of a hung British Parliament and sparked a rally in sterling and European stock markets. Gold edged higher following two days of losses as lower bond...

  • NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. Pullbacks in yields for German bunds and other European government bonds boosted Treasuries, according to Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. "That could be a near-term peak in German yields," said Donald Ellenberger, strategist and portfolio manager at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh.

  • NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 nations, was off 0.28 percent, while Wall Street traded higher after a weak opening. "We are seeing a bit of a risk-off trade in equities that is translated into some buying of Treasuries," said Donald Ellenberger, strategist and portfolio manager at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- Amy Paternite, a real estate agent in Maplewood, New Jersey, is getting used to hearing from clients in their late twenties and early thirties who say they never thought they would leave New York City for the suburbs. "They still want good restaurants, but now it's also about space, affordability and being able to send their kids to a good public school,"...

  • *Pepsi, P&G, 3 M blame strong dollar for missing estimates. Business activity slowed more than expected in the euro zone this month while manufacturing in Asia's top two economies hit the brakes, suggesting the global recovery path is less clear than policymakers are predicting. The fall in European stock markets and the weaker PMI numbers across the board had...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St to open lower on weak data, earnings Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 9:16 AM ET

    *Pepsi, P&G, 3 M blame strong dollar for missing estimates. April 23- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday weighed by soft data out of Europe and China, while companies such as Procter& Gamble and 3 M joined others in issuing disappointing forecasts. The fall in European stock markets and the weaker PMI numbers across the board dragged futures lower on Wall...

  • President Dilma Rousseff's austerity measures to bring government finances under control have also gained traction in Brazil's divided Congress. Five-year local rates have dropped 64 basis points to 12.57 percent over the same period, part of a broad rally in Brazil's local currency-denominated debt. "Some things should do better now, particularly if you...

  • *Benchmark 10- year yields retreat from 2- month lows. NEW YORK, April 2- U.S. In light trading ahead of Friday's frequently market moving U.S. monthly employment report, prices of 10- year Treasuries were last off 9/ 32 and yielding 1.8987 percent, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • UPDATE 1-Reich & Tang to exit U.S. money fund business Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 12- Reich& Tang said on Thursday it will exit the U.S. money market fund business, as the $2.7 trillion industry has been grappling with tighter regulations stemming from the global financial crisis. The New York- based firm said in a statement it plans to liquidate its money market funds, worth $9.5 billion, by July 31. Large money fund operators...

  • NEW YORK, March 12- European stocks are poised to become the darlings of 2015 on the back of the European Central Bank's 1 trillion euro government bond-buying program. "The floodgates of new demand into European equities are just starting to open," said Marc Halperin, portfolio manager at Federated Investors in New York, who has invested roughly 76 percent of his...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls rose 295,000 last month after an increase of 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said. The decline in the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent in January took it to its lowest level since May 2008.

  • *Yellen testimony to House identical to Senate testimony. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee was identical to one she delivered Tuesday to the Senate Banking Committee.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- As the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index closes in on the all-time high it reached in March 2000, investors are facing a market that barely resembles the go-go era of 15 years ago. Dividend investors, too, now routinely hold large positions in technology companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Oracle, a decision unthinkable in the...

  • *Russia- Ukraine ceasefire deal struck. NEW YORK, Feb 12- A cease-fire between Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces and surprisingly aggressive stimulus from Sweden's central bank injected optimism into global equity markets, which had been numbed by a stalemate over Greece debt negotiations. Investors also took cues from the ceasefire in Ukraine that...

  • *Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. stocks were poised to open higher on Thursday, following a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine and surprising stimulus measures by Sweden's central bank, although soft economic data may keep gains in check. Leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal to end fighting...

  • With nearly all of their revenue coming from the United States, the companies in the Russell 2000 should be the most obvious beneficiaries of a growing U.S. economy. But investors have figured that out, "said Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors in New York. Companies in the Russell 2000 look expensive compared with their history, said...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Investors worldwide poured $21.5 billion into bond funds in the weekly reporting period ended Wednesday, before Friday's data showing U.S. job growth rose solidly in January, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday. "Expectations for rate hikes in mid-year were pushed back to later in the year, or perhaps in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- The dollar and U.S. government debt yields jumped on Friday as a strong U.S. labor market report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by midyear. Wall Street rose and European equities hit a seven-year high on the Labor Department report that showed solid U.S. job growth while wages rebounded strongly last...