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Investing Securities

  • US TREASURIES YIELDS RISE AFTER YELLEN TESTIMONY, 10- YEAR YIELDS JUMP TO 2.466 PERCENT.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 14- The Brazilian real strengthened to a seven-month peak on Tuesday after the central bank resumed currency intervention following a two-week pause. Should it maintain that pace until the end of the month, it will roll over $2.7 billion of the roughly $7 billion due next month. The central bank currently holds $26.5 billion worth of currency swaps...

  • *Yellen to testify before Senate. Yellen gives her semiannual Humphrey Hawkins testimony before lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday. Uncertainty about President Donald Trumps planned tax and spending reforms, which the White House has said will be detailed over the coming weeks, may make Yellen reticent to discuss any near-term action.

  • *Yellen to testify before Senate. Yellen gives her semiannual Humphrey Hawkins testimony before lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday and Wednesday. Uncertainty about President Donald Trump's planned tax and spending reforms, which the White House has said will be detailed over the coming weeks, may make Yellen reticent to discuss any near-term action.

  • *German yields drop, Italy rises as politics drives markets. LONDON, Feb 14- Disappointing German growth data and an uncertain outlook for political and monetary policy in the euro zone capped bond yields on Tuesday, as France and Ireland's 10- year borrowing costs briefly converged for the first time since 2007.. "In general there is an upward trend for yields, and...

  • Feb 14- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Tuesday, a day after Wall Street hit record highs and ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, which will be scrutinized for the central bank's plan on the timing of interest rate hikes. *Yellen gives a semiannual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee at 10:00 a.m. ET in Washington, facing...

  • *German yields drop, Italy rises as politics drives markets. "In general there is an upward trend for yields, and this won't go away, but the moves today show there are still many factors influencing markets," DZ Bank strategist, Daniel Lenz, said. Inflation in the single currency bloc beat expectations to hit 1.8 percent for the month of January, close to the European...

  • TOKYO, Feb 14- Shorter-dated Japanese government bond prices edged higher on Tuesday as firm results at a five-year debt auction lifted sentiment, although longer-dated maturities sagged and steepened the overall yield curve. The two-year yield fell 1 basis point to minus 0.225 percent and the five-year yield dipped half a basis point to minus 0.090 percent.

  • TOKYO, Feb 14- The Bank of Japan's lent a record amount of five-year Japanese government bonds at a regular operation on Tuesday, having induced a severe shortage that has crimped activity in the debt market. The central bank lent a record 936 billion yen, the largest on record, of so-called current issues of five-year JGBs on Tuesday through a repurchase...

  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The U.S. derivatives regulator on Monday gave swaps dealers a six-month grace period to comply with a variation margin rule that becomes effective March 1, saying most companies are unprepared for the change. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said it will not take an enforcement action against a swap dealer for failing to comply with...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The U.S. derivatives regulator on Monday took a procedural step to make it easier for swaps dealers to comply with a variation margin rule that becomes effective March 1.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- Apple shares cruised to a record-high close Monday, helping catapult the S&P 500 stock index over the $20 trillion mark in what amounts to a victory for plain-vanilla mutual funds over a bevy of hedge fund managers who recently backed away from the iPhone maker. The largest component of the S&P 500 and a core holding on Wall Street, Apple's...

  • *Italy's Renzi calls leadership contest. LONDON, Feb 13- A well-received bond sale helped steady Italian yields after early rises on Monday, but the recovery was limited by uncertainty as former prime minister Matteo Renzi called a leadership contest for his governing Democratic Party. Italy sold 8.5 billion euros worth of government bonds, at the top end of the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. Investors will be watching for any new indications of when the U.S. central bank will next raise rates when Yellen gives her semiannual Humphrey Hawkins testimony before lawmakers in Washington. However, if she says something hawkish, theres definitely a reason to believe they could go in March, said Justin Lederer, an interest rate...

  • Feb 13- U.S. stock index futures hit record highs on Monday as the so-called "Trump trade", which sent Wall Street to record highs last week, looked set to pick up speed after a brief lull. *Wall Street's three main stock indexes closed at record highs on Thursday and Friday as optimism about the economy rose after President Donald Trump vowed to make a major tax...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Italy led euro zone bond yields higher on Monday as former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi looked set to trigger a leadership contest of his ruling Democratic Party, highlighting political risks in the bloc's third biggest economy. But on Monday, Italy was the focus ahead of a Democratic Party meeting later in the day. "The problem in Italy is...

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Japanese government bonds edged lower on Monday, though yields were still well shy of recent highs after the Bank of Japan's move last week to keep rising superlong rates in check. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield rose 1 basis point to 0.090 percent, while 10- year JGB futures finished down 0.07 point at 149.85. "It's a quiet market, currently," compared to...

  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. "For whatever reason, today you could basically see the tumbleweeds rolling through many markets," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in Philadelphia. Yields retraced some of the gains after the University of Michigan's reading of consumer confidence for February came in below expectations.