Investing Securities

  • For example, someone could bet $1,000 that the U.S. dollar will strengthen against the Japanese yen over the next 30 minutes. Similar binary options could be offered on everything from the movement of shares in Facebook versus Google, or the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average versus London's FTSE index. REGULATION: In the United States, binary...

  • For example, someone could bet $1,000 that the U.S. dollar will strengthen against the Japanese yen over the next 30 minutes. Similar binary options could be offered on everything from the movement of shares in Facebook versus Google, or the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average versus London's FTSE index. REGULATION: In the United States, binary...

  • TOKYO, Sept 27- Japanese government bonds mostly rose on Tuesday as investors were reassured by the outcome of a 40- year sale- the first major bond auction since the Bank of Japan adopted a new policy focus last week. The Ministry of Finance's quarterly sale of 500 billion yen of 40- year JGBs with a 0.4 percent coupon produced a highest yield of 0.5600 percent, with...

  • *Committed investors see payoff from solid Asia returns. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Having weathered almost two years of volatility spurred by a fickle Federal Reserve, most long-term investors in Asia's emerging markets barely blinked this week as the Fed once again redrew the future path of U.S. interest rates. "The idea that yields are going to be lower for longer is...

  • TOKYO, Sept 27- Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, the operator of the crippled Fukushima-Daiichi reactor, is set to delay its first bond issue in about six years due to a higher-than-expected rise in costs related to decommissioning the nuclear plant, the Yomiuri newspaper said on Tuesday. Tepco expects to issue the bond, worth about 330 billion yen, around...

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills dipping to their lowest level since early May. The Treasury Department auctioned $40 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.250 percent, down from 0.305 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,993.68, while...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 26- Samarco Mineração SA, the Brazilian iron ore mining joint venture that suspended operations in November following a dam disaster, missed an interest payment on a $500 million bond that was due on Monday, trustee Bank of New York Mellon Corp said. As a result, Samarco will have 30 days to make the payment, or else investors holding at least 25...

  • Prices also rose on caution ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, analysts said. "A lot of the gains in Treasuries are safe-haven trades," said Kim Rupert, managing director for fixed income at Action Economics in San Francisco. The German bank has been fighting a $14 billion demand from the U.S. Department...

  • The Nov. 8 election is among the top issues on investors' minds, said Brian Bier, head of equity derivative sales and trading for Macro Risk Advisors. "While the overall level of S&P 500 implied volatility is low, the term structure is beginning to price the Nov. 8 presidential election," Goldman Sachs equity derivatives strategist Krag Gregory, said in a note on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- Viacom Inc is preparing to go to market this week with a bond offering that is expected to total $1 billion, part of the struggling media company's plan to boost liquidity, three sources told Reuters. Viacom, whose cable television networks include Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, has seen TV ratings and ad revenue decline.

  • *Only Fitch holds investment grade rating on Turkey. *Some see opportunity given Turkey fundamentals. ISTANBUL/ ANKARA, Sept 26- On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk," the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable-- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing...

  • MOSCOW, Sept 26- Russia- focused fertilizer producer Eurochem is planning to issue Eurobonds in dollars with a maturity of three and a half years to refinance its debt, two financial market sources told Reuters. The roadshow for the new issue will start on Sept. 28 and will take place in Europe and the United States, the sources said. Switzerland- based Eurochem, owned...

  • The German bank has been fighting a $14- billion demand from the U.S. Department of Justice to settle a mortgage mis-selling case. "Today's bullish tone in Treasuries is largely the result of the risk-off sentiment in global equities," said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York. German magazine Focus reported over the weekend...

  • LONDON, Sept 26- Gregory Peters, a senior investment officer at PGIM with over $600 billion of fixed income assets, said on Monday his fund had increased exposure to U.S. government bonds and pulled back on high-yield debt due to concerns about the economy. Federal Reserve left monetary policy unchanged at a meeting last week and indicated it would raise rates...

  • PGIM'S GREGORY PETERS SAYS ADDED TO INVESTMENTS IN U.S.

  • *CIB top gainer in Egypt, but overall market volumes low. DUBAI, Sept 26- Saudi banking shares rallied on Monday after the central bank said it would deposit about 20 billion riyals at commercial lenders and introduce two new money market instruments to fight a surge in market interest rates caused by low oil prices. Blue-chip lenders Samba Financial Group and...

  • *Erdogan adviser sees outflows limited to $2- 3 billion. ISTANBUL, Sept 26- Turkish shares tumbled 4 percent and bonds and the lira weakened sharply on Monday after Moody's cut its credit rating to "junk," raising risks of an outflow of foreign funds and a squeeze on external borrowing. Turkey depends on investment to fund its current account deficit- one of the...

  • *Oil prices rebound on OPEC meeting hopes. LONDON, Sept 26- European and Asian shares retreated on Monday with investors focused on how Donald Trump would fare in a U.S. presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, while oil prices firmed before an informal OPEC meeting. Wall Street looked set to open lower, according to index futures, before the first of three...

  • Sept 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday amid a volatile oil market and ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate. *Investors are awaiting a highly anticipated face-off between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at 9:00 p.m. ET in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election. Oil prices rallied in volatile trading as the world's largest...

  • LONDON— Turkish financial markets took a battering Monday after ratings agency Moody's downgraded the country's credit grade to junk status to account for a series of shocks to the economy that included a string of bombings and an attempted coup. The sell-off is largely due to Moody's statement late Friday that it was cutting Turkey's government debt rating...