Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday as investors evaluated the prospect of faster growth and higher inflation before Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president. "Clients believe that what you are going to see down the road is more supply by this administration, whether it's a 50- year bond or just more supply to finance what they want to do in...

  • Jan 20- U.S. stock index futures treaded water on Friday ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th U.S. *Futures also got a lift after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen backed her stance for gradual interest rate increases on Thursday. *Trump, a New York businessman and former reality TV star, is scheduled to be sworn in around midday by Supreme Court Chief...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Precious metal funds saw their biggest inflow in five months and bond funds notched a fourth consecutive gain over the last week, as investors continued to hedge "Trump trades" put on late last year that bet on stronger growth and rising inflation. Figures from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which track flows through to Wednesday, showed the first...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Euro zone government bond yields hit one-month highs on Friday as investors, looking ahead to Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president later in the day, focused on prospects of stronger economic growth and higher inflation. Fed chair Janet Yellen reiterated on Thursday that the central bank should continue to raise rates slowly or risk...

  • *Pakistan's bourse saw values soar in 2016. KARACHI, Jan 20- Pakistan's soaring stock exchange will introduce derivatives trading from the middle of 2017, the bourse's managing director said, announcing the move weeks after a Chinese-led consortium took a strategic stake. On Friday, a delegation from the Chinese-led consortium formally signed documents for...

  • LONDON, Jan 20- Borrowing costs in the euro area pulled further away from one-month highs on Friday, as caution. crept in before Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president. The European Central Bank's decision on Thursday to maintain its ultra-easy monetary policy and play down a recent rise in inflation supported regional bond markets.

  • *JPMorgan downgraded Indonesia at time of uncertainty- finmin. *Indonesia says bond dealers must avoid conflicts of interest. JPMorgan published a research report on Nov. 13 that gave Indonesia an underweight assessment, just as Southeast Asia's biggest economy was seeing an outflow of funds along with other emerging markets after Donald Trump's victory in...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Friday as a regular debt-buying operation by the Bank of Japan helped offset pressure from an overnight drop in U.S. That peak in yield was hit after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled faster interest rates than markets had been anticipating and as an auction of five-year JGBs drew tepid...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 19- David Nason, a General Electric executive and former Treasury Department official, is the front runner to become the Federal Reserve's top Wall Street regulator under President-elect Donald Trump, sources familiar with the screening said on Thursday. In 2008, Nason was a deputy to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson as U.S....

  • Jan 20- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 23- Jan Norway Auction of Treasury bills 23- Jan Belgium OLO Auction 24- Jan United States Sale of 2- year notes 24- Jan Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 24- Jan Spain Auction of 3- and 9-...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- Investors pulled $3.1 billion from U.S.-based stock funds over the last week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, showing a waning appetite for risk ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president. In a note on Wednesday, the managers of BlackRock Inc's largest mutual fund, the $41 billion Global Allocation Fund, warned U.S. stocks are trading at "...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 19- Chicago's $888.7 million of tax-free general obligation bonds fetched hefty yields and coupons on Thursday, as the city paid a stiff market penalty for its fiscal woes. Yields in Chicago's deal were also much fatter than those of other muni bonds carrying the same low-investment grade ratings of BBB-minus from Fitch Ratings and BBB-plus from...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- U.S. Treasury yields surged to two-week highs on Thursday after data showed solid economic growth, a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled further interest rate hikes are likely. "It's the fundamentals of Yellen being slightly more hawkish, the data being a little bit better and positioning in the marketplace," said Dan Mulholland,...

  • *Wall Street falls ahead of Trump inauguration. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar and U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 19- A lawyer for a portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management LP urged jurors on Thursday to acquit him of charges that he fraudulently sought to inflate the valuation of a bond fund, telling them he had no incentive to do so. In his closing argument in Manhattan federal court, lawyer Eric Creizman challenged prosecutors' claims that greed drove...

  • *Wall Street falls, European stocks pare losses. NEW YORK, Jan 19- The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after comments from the European Central Bank chief, while U.S. Oil futures rallied from one-week lows after the International Energy Agency said crude markets were tightening.

  • *France and Spain sell short-dated bonds. LONDON, Jan 19- Euro zone bond yields pulled back from one-month highs on Thursday after the ECB played down a pick up in inflation, highlighting a divergence with the U.S. The European Central Bank kept its super-easy monetary policy unchanged as expected and its president, Mario Draghi, said underlying inflationary...

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGH OF 2.487 PERCENT, HIGHEST SINCE JAN 3.

  • intervention@ SAO PAULO, Jan 19- The Brazilian real strengthened on Thursday after the central bank increased market intervention to support the currency. The central bank sold $750 million worth of traditional currency swaps, which function like dollar sales to investors for future delivery. Had it stuck to the $600 million sales it conducted on Monday and...

  • NEW YORK— The Dow Jones industrial average erased its gains for 2017 on Thursday as it fell for the fifth day in a row, part of a pullback for stock indexes as Treasury yields continued their upward march. Losses were widespread, with three stocks falling on the New York Stock Exchange for every one that rose. Utilities, real-estate investment trusts and others that...