Investing Securities

More

  • LONDON, May 17- Bond yields across the euro zone dipped on Tuesday, with German Bund yields giving up early gains as stock markets sold off in the wake of solid U.S. inflation data that increased the chances of a Fed interest rate hike this year. European shares dipped into negative territory, while Wall Street shares opened lower. CPI data has weighed on risk...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. Yields on two- and three-year notes rose to their highest in nearly three weeks after the Labor Department reported that its Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, the largest gain since February 2013. Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, called CPI "basically" on target and "right on top of...

  • May 17- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is nearing completion of a set of amendments to its proposed rule on limits to speculative positions in derivatives, risk management service Risk.net reported on Tuesday, citing sources. The amendments focus on the bona fide hedging exemptions available to end-users of futures and swaps to manage...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- Short-dated U.S. Yields on the 30- year Treasury bond fell to session lows shortly after the data, and the five-year, 30- year yield curve moved to its flattest level since March 29, possibly indicating the U.S. economy is gaining traction but long-term inflation remains sluggish. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that its Consumer Price Index...

  • LONDON, May 17- German bond yields edged up as oil struck a seven-month high on Tuesday, giving a boost to inflation that analysts expect to see evidenced in data from the world's largest economy, the United States, later in the day. This recovery was seen lifting stock markets and global bond yields, with Europe's benchmark Bund yields up 2 basis points at 0.16...

  • TOKYO, May 17- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Tuesday as buoyant Tokyo stocks and an overnight retreat by U.S. JGBs remained a favoured asset for many investors under the Bank of Japan's extensive monetary easing scheme, and Tuesday's 2.4 trillion yen five-year debt auction drew ample demand. Japan's Nikkei was last up 0.8 percent thanks to...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Crude oil futures hit a six-month high on Monday as output disruptions were expected to cut into a long-standing glut in the market, while stocks rose sharply, boosted by basic materials and energy shares. Supply disruptions in Nigeria, Canada and Venezuela have most likely pushed oil production below consumption levels this month for the first...

  • *Two-year, 10- year curve flattest since March 4. NEW YORK, May 16- Short-dated U.S. "Equities are up in part on rising oil prices and that's boosting some thought that inflation could finally be headed higher if oil and commodity prices could continue to rally," said Kim Rupert, managing director of global fixed income analysis at Action Economics in San Francisco.

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Former SAC executive Gabe Plotkin's Melvin Capital took a new position in streaming video service Netflix Inc, buying 950,000 shares and a call option for 1.45 million shares, according to regulatory filings on Monday. Melvin Capital also took a new position in Home Depot Inc, buying 475,000 shares. And Passport Capital added 3.3 million Yahoo...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- Former SAC executive Gabe Plotkin's Melvin Capital took a new position in streaming video service Netflix Inc, buying 950,000 shares and a call option for 1.45 million shares, according to regulatory filings on Monday. Melvin Capital also took a new position in Home Depot Inc, buying 475,000 shares. And Passport Capital added 3.3 million Yahoo...

  • NEW YORK, May 16- U.S. After touching the lowest level since April 11 in overnight trading following soft retail sales and production data from China and a weak wholesale prices reading from Japan, yields retraced their losses and rose in morning U.S. trading, boosted by the move higher in crude oil futures. "A lot of the overnight data has been kind of weak and people...

  • May 16- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday following a bruising week that left the Dow and the S&P 500 lower for the third straight week. *Data from China over the weekend was also tepid. *However, oil prices jumped over 2 percent to their highest since October 2015 on growing Nigerian oil output disruptions and after long-time bear Goldman Sachs...

  • BUCHAREST/ WARSAW, May 16- The Polish zloty firmed 1.0 percent and government bond prices gained early in the session on Monday after Moody's kept the country's rating unchanged but shifted its outlook to negative from stable on Saturday as expected. Warsaw- based bond dealer said yields fell by 4 basis points along the curve, and Warsaw's bluechip stock index...

  • *Europe shares dip, Asia shrugs off weak Chinese data. *Yen dips vs dollar, helping Tokyo stocks higher. Britain's FTSE 100 dipped 0.3 percent.

  • TOKYO, May 16- Japanese government bonds edged down slightly on Monday, with the 30- year zone still feeling the effects of lackluster results at an auction last week. On Tuesday, Japan's Ministry of Finance will auction 2.4 trillion yen of 5- year JGBs. Japan's top government spokesman denied a weekend media report that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to...

  • *Athens hopes to finish bailout review on May 24. ATHENS, May 14- Greece will return to credit markets next year if the country's international creditors offer debt relief measures at a crucial May 24 meeting of euro zone finance ministers, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told a newspaper on Saturday. Tsipras's government aims to conclude a review of its progress...

  • DUBAI, May 14- Moody's Investors Service cut its debt ratings for Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain on Saturday while assigning negative outlooks to three neighboring states, as low oil prices continue to undermine government finances in the region. The agency downgraded Oman by one notch to Baa1 with a stable outlook, and cut Bahrain by one notch to Ba2, deeper in...

  • ATHENS, May 14- Greece aims to tap bond markets next year, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told a Greek newspaper on Saturday, after Athens started talks with creditors earlier this week on how to make the country's debt burden more manageable. Tsipras's leftist government hopes to conclude a review of its progress on reforms at a meeting of euro zone finance...

  • NEW YORK, May 13- David Tepper's hedge-fund firm Appaloosa bought nearly 1 million shares in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc in the first three months of 2016, according to regulatory filings, but sold them during the first quarter. Its 2.7 million SPY calls were valued at more than $555 million by the end of the quarter, and accounted for roughly 9.8...

  • NEW YORK, May 13- UBS AG urged a U.S. judge on Friday to reject claims that it should be held liable for $2 billion in losses that investors incurred on mortgage-backed securities issued before the collapse of the U.S. housing market. Lawyers for UBS made their closing arguments in the non-jury trial in Manhattan federal court in a lawsuit being pursued by U.S.