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Investing Securities

  • So-called unicorns, private firms with valuations over $1 billion, have seen surging investment from mutual funds in recent years. "Specifically, we find that mutual-fund-participating investment rounds are associated with both fewer cash-flow rights and fewer control/voting rights across many dimensions," Sergey Chernenko of Ohio State University,...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- The U.S. dollar rose and stocks also gained ground on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested the U.S. central bank was ready to raise interest rates quickly this year. "It just adds to the Fed's story and an argument that the economy is ready to weather interest rate hikes," said John Doyle, director of markets at Tempus Inc in...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. "Waiting too long to begin moving toward the neutral rate could risk a nasty surprise down the road- either too much inflation, financial instability, or both," Yellen said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. "They are a little bit more optimistic as of late," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS AS YELLEN SPEAKS, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.40 PCT.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE LOSSES TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS RISE TO 2.99 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Credit Suisse formally agreed to pay $5.3 billion to settle with U.S. authorities over claims it misled investors in residential mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. Zurich- based Credit Suisse will pay a $2.48 billion cash penalty and provide $2.8...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- Investors are unwinding the big bond selloff since the U.S. election, showering U.S.-based fixed income funds with the most new cash in five months during the latest week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. U.S.-based bond funds harvested $9.6 billion in new cash during the week ended Jan. 11, the most since early August,...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • Twelve months ago, the mood of the Russian delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos was distinctly gloomy, with oil prices near 12- year lows below $30 per barrel and Western sanctions depressing their economy and financial markets. Since then, however, Russian stock and bond markets have risen about 50 percent, boosted by rebounding oil and- more recently-...

  • *Italy set to price 6 bln euro 15- year bond. LONDON, Jan 18- Euro zone bond yields rose on Wednesday, a day after Belgium sold a record 6 billion euros worth of 10- year bonds and Italy was set to price the same amount of 15- year paper. "The size of the Belgium deal shows how the governments themselves view the way in which rates are going to go upwards in the future," said DZ...

  • TORONTO, Jan 18- The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday, paring some recent gains ahead of a Bank of Canada interest rate decision as oil fell and the greenback rebounded against a basket of major currencies. At 8:55 a.m. ET, the Canadian dollar was trading at C $1.3111 to the greenback, or 76.27 U.S. cents, weaker than Tuesday's close...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Wednesday after data showed rising consumer prices and as investors awaited a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Yellen is due to speak at 3 p.m. EST about monetary policy to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE SLIGHTLY AFTER CONSUMER PRICE DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 2.37 PCT.

  • *Market expects increased debt supply as Italy gears up. LONDON, Jan 18- Euro zone bond yields rose on Wednesday, a day after Belgium sold a record 6 billion euros worth of 10- year bonds and amid signs that Italy was on track for a large debt transaction. "The size of the Belgium deal shows how the governments themselves view the way in which rates are going to go upwards...

  • *Futures up: Dow 6 pts, S&P 0.75 pts, Nasdaq 3.75 pts. Jan 18- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of another set of big bank earnings and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech. *The Trump rally, which drove Wall Street to record highs, has been showing signs of fatigue since the start of the year as investors get increasingly nervous...

  • BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Jan 18- Czech two-year government bond yields climbed further off record lows on Wednesday as a central banker said investors were wrong to expect an early lifting of the cap on the crown currency. CNB board member Lubomir Lizal said the bank still expected to abandon the ceiling around mid-2017, but investors were wrong to speculate on an early...

  • *Belgium's 6 bln euro 10- year bond sale pushes up yields. LONDON, Jan 18- Belgium led a broad rise in euro zone bond yields on Wednesday after a record 6 billion euro sale of 10- year bonds the day before fuelled expectations for future supply. "The size of the Belgium deal shows how the governments themselves view the way in which rates are going to go upwards in the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 18- Japanese government bonds edged down on Wednesday, taking their cues from weaker U.S. Ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, investors also awaited a speech by U.S. San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said on Tuesday that he sees a "good case" for three U.S. rate hikes this year even without any fiscal...