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Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- British bank Barclays Plc has joined the list of top banks to exit energy trading, an exodus that analysts say raises concern among oil producers that falling liquidity means they cannot use derivatives for their basic function: to hedge risk by locking in future prices. Wall Street firms have scaled back in commodity markets since the 2008...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 5- Citing rising 10- year U.S. Treasury yields and his forecast for about 2.25 percent economic growth next year, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Monday he expects interest rates to continue to rise as the economy improves. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note, which has risen to about 2.4 percent from below 2...

  • *Italy bond yields rise 14 bps after' No', then pull back. *DBRS says Renzi resignation negative for key Italy rating. LONDON, Dec 5- Italy's borrowing costs rose on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following a crushing referendum defeat, although expectations that a snap election would be averted helped contain the sell-off.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 5- Citing rising 10- year U.S. Treasury yields and his forecast for about 2.25 percent economic growth next year, Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans said on Monday he expects interest rate hikes to continue to rise as the economy improves. The yield on the benchmark 10- year Treasury note, which has risen to about 2.4 percent from below 2...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. Renzi's emotional, midnight resignation announcement sent the euro lower and jolted stock and bond markets on concerns that early elections could follow, possibly paving the way for an anti-euro party, the 5- Star Movement, to come to power. Financial markets bounced back later in the morning as European...

  • Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday as oil prices topped $55 a barrel for the first time in 16 months, and investors shrugged off the defeat of a referendum in Italy for constitutional reforms. *Futures lost ground slightly on Sunday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following the rejection. *Brent crude prices rose...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 5- Nancy King, global head of commodities trading at Morgan Stanley, has spent the last few years remodeling what used to be one of the most profitable units on Wall Street, by downsizing and focusing on smaller, smart trades for customers instead of the big, risky bets it used to make on its own account. The bank is "sticking their toe back into the market,"...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. Renzi's emotional, midnight resignation announcement sent the euro lower and jolted stock and bond markets on concerns that early elections could follow, possibly paving the way for an anti-euro party, the 5- Star Movement, to come to power. Even Italy's fragile bank sector, which is looking to raise around...

  • *Italy bond yields rise 14 bps after' No' before pulling back. LONDON, Dec 5- Italy's borrowing costs rose as much as 14 basis points on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign following a crushing referendum defeat, but recovered much of the lost ground on hopes that a snap election would not be necessary. With worries before Sunday's vote...

  • *Polish bonds rebound, Warsaw leads regional equities rise. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, Dec 5- Poland's surprise credit rating outlook upgrade from Standard& Poor's helped central European assets to shrug off the impact of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's fall on Monday. Political uncertainty grew in the European Union as Renzi confirmed that he would resign after...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 5- Foreign investors bought Chinese government bonds for the 13th straight month in November on higher yields and easing restrictions on foreign access to the market, despite a sharp slide in the yuan currency. Traders attributed the rise to China's official inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's reserve basket in October, and...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. "Treasuries are likely to be up in price, down in yield, as a result of the referendum as a" safe haven "investment with the dollar already up significantly versus the Euro," said Mark Grant, Chief Strategist and Managing Director at Hilltop Securities. "Italy is a G7 country and third largest economy in euro zone and with a weak and troubled banking...

  • Dec 4- U.S. equity index futures fell on Sunday after a stinging defeat for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who said he would resign following a referendum over his proposals for constitutional reform. "Buy bonds and sell stocks," hedge fund investor Douglas Kass, who runs Seabreeze Partners Management Inc, said after the vote. Major Wall Street indexes had...

  • Dec 4- U.S. equity index futures fell on Sunday after Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was projected to have lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin. Such a result would throw his future into doubt and open the door to renewed political instability in Italy. Major Wall Street indexes had previously hit a series of record highs over the past...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. Treasury futures prices rose on Sunday after Italian voters were seen rejecting a change to the country's constitution, which was designed to hasten the legislative process. President-elect Donald Trump's policies and higher oil prices would stoke inflation, which erodes bond prices.

  • U.S. 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE FUTURES PRICES RISE 0.35 PCT AFTER TRADING REOPENS FOLLOWING ITALIAN REFERENDUM.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 2- The junk-rated Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced a bigger, largely bond-financed capital budget a day after a veto by Illinois' governor put a $215 million hole in the district's budget. CPS said it added $600 million in projects to its fiscal 2017 capital plan, bringing the total to $938 million. On Thursday, Republican Governor Bruce...

  • *Oil reverses loss, marks strong week in wake of OPEC deal. NEW YORK, Dec 2- Bond yields fell on Friday as solid U.S. jobs data reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates gradually, while stock and currency markets were cautious ahead of an Italian constitutional reform vote on Sunday. Crude futures rebounded on a weaker dollar, resuming a...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund had net outflows of $1.4 billion in November, the third-largest cash withdrawals since the "taper-tantrum" months of 2013, while flows increased into DoubleLine's low duration and unconstrained bond funds, the firm said Friday. The $59.2 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, an open-end...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- The DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the largest fund in the firm by total assets, had net outflows of $1.4 billion in November, the third-largest cash withdrawals since the 2013 "taper-tantrum" months, while flows increased into DoubleLine's low duration and unconstrained bond funds, the firm said Friday. The $59.2 billion DoubleLine Total...