Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. Treasuries were on track for their worst monthly performance in almost eight years on Friday as investors evaluated how much further the sell-off sparked by the surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president has to run. "There are a fair number of people that think we're not there yet, that yields can still move higher," said...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. Treasuries were on track for their worst performance in almost eight years on Friday as investors evaluated how much further the sell-off sparked by the surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president has to run. "There are a fair number of people that think we're not there yet, that yields can still move higher," said Gennadiy...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- The dollar slid against major rivals on Friday as investors took advantage of a minor pullback in U.S. bond yields from recent highs and a holiday-shortened week to consolidate gains that had propelled the currency to a nearly 14- year peak. "The latest consolidation has many investors wondering if it's time to sell dollars," said Kathy Lien,...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25- Ratings agency Fitch affirmed South Africa's investment-grade credit rating at one notch above' junk' on Friday but changed its outlook to negative from stable, warning that political risks could hurt growth. With the economy expected to grow by only half a percent this year, South Africa has been racing to avert a downgrade of its sovereign...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday and two-year yields hit 6-1/ 2- year highs overnight as investors evaluated how much further the selloff sparked by the surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president has to run. "There are a fair number of people that think we're not there yet, that yields can still move higher," said Gennadiy...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25- Ratings agency Fitch affirmed South Africa's investment-grade credit rating at one notch above' junk' on Friday but changed its outlook to negative from stable, warning that political risks could hurt growth. With the economy expected to grow by only half a percent this year, South Africa has been racing to avert a downgrade of its sovereign...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- Germany's two-year government bond yield set a new record low to cap its biggest two-week fall in more than three years on Friday, highlighting demand for top-rated assets even as global bond markets take a beating. Germany's two-year Schatz yield dipped as far as minus 0.76 percent, its 15 basis point fall over the last two weeks its biggest drop...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- The dollar fell against major rivals on Friday as investors took advantage of a pullback in U.S. bond yields and a holiday-shortened week to consolidate gains that have propelled the currency to a nearly 14- year peak. Thanksgiving holiday, the processing of corporate flows before the month-end and perceived risks looming for markets in the...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. Treasuries were steady on Friday, after two-year yields hit 6 1/ 2- year highs overnight as investors evaluated how much further the selloff sparked by the surprise election of Republican Donald Trump as U.S. president has to run. "There are a fair number of people that think we're not there yet, that yields can still move higher," said Gennadiy...

  • LONDON, Nov 25- The dollar retreated against its major currency peers on Friday, a pullback in U.S. bond yields spurring some profit-taking as it headed for its best run in almost two years. The Australian and New Zealand dollars also both got some help from rises in iron ore prices and bullish trade figures respectively. "U.S. yields gapped higher at open but we have...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 25- China's leading share index capped its best week in nearly 6 months on Friday as investors continued to scoop up blue-chips on signs that the economy is on steadier footing. Analysts say China's stock market is becoming increasingly attractive to yield-seeking investors, such as insurers, amid the backdrop of growing curbs on the housing...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japanese government bonds mostly rose on Friday, following upbeat results from a 40- year sale that brought superlong bond yields off their session highs, as well as speculation that Japan's finance ministry might trim its issuance of longer maturities. "The 40- year sale was better than expected," said Tadashi Matsukawa, head of fixed income...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- Low-rated euro zone government bond yields fell on Thursday on growing confidence that the European Central Bank will support the market in a difficult political environment, including Italians' vote on reforms next weekend. Italy's prime minister Matteo Renzi has staked his job on the reforms being passed in the Dec. 4 referendum.

  • BUDAPEST, Nov 24- Hungarian government bond prices rebounded as auctions drew heavy demand on Thursday after weeks of sharp rises in yields in Central Europe. Treasury yields, partly due to expectations for a rise in government spending under President-elect Donald Trump. Hungary sold 3-, 5- and 10- year debt worth 82 billion forints, almost twice as much as...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 24- South Africa says it has done enough to show credit rating agencies it can boost economic growth, but an ongoing power struggle within the ruling African National Congress could push it into junk status next week. On Friday, Moody's will review its Baa2 rating, which is two notches above sub investment grade, while S&P and Fitch, which rate...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- Low-rated euro zone government bond yields fell sharply and Italy's spread to German equivalents came off recent highs on Thursday on growing confidence the ECB will support the market in a difficult political environment. Italian, Spanish and Portuguese bond yields were down 6-8 basis points on Thursday after the European Central Bank...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- The Turkish lira, Indian rupee and offshore Chinese yuan crashed to fresh record lows on Thursday against the strengthening dollar, while emerging stocks slipped half a percent after U.S. bond yields hit multi-year peaks. "Our bias remains for weaker emerging market currencies over the coming quarters," she said, adding that aside from the impact of...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- Euro zone government bond yields fell across the board on Thursday on growing confidence that the European Central Bank will act to support the market in a difficult political environment. Italy votes on Dec. 4 in a referendum on which Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his job. The yield on Germany's 10- year government bond, the benchmark for...

  • *Hungary auctions 3-, 5- and 10- year bonds. BUDAPEST, Nov 24- Hungarian government bonds eased slightly on Thursday ahead of an auction expected to draw good demand after a surge in yields since the U.S. presidential election. "The 3- and 5- year bonds will be smoothly sold," one Budapest- based fixed income trader said.

  • TOKYO, Nov 24- Japanese Government bonds sagged on Thursday, with the 20- and 30- year bond yields hitting eight-month highs, following a retreat in U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's policies may boost fiscal spending and lift U.S. growth and inflation. Investors are turning cautious ahead of Friday's auction of 500 billion yen 40- year JGBs.