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Investing Securities

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS ATTRACT $10.6 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; 3 RD STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS POST $3 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; 5 TH STRAIGHT WEEK OF OUTFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- Brent crude futures rose to a 16- month high on Thursday on the heels of OPEC's agreement a day earlier to cut oil output, while Treasury yields continued to climb following the weakest monthly performance for global bonds in almost 13 years. Treasury yield jumped to its highest since July 2015 to start the month, after Bank of America Merrill...

  • TORONTO, Dec 1- Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday, pulling back from an earlier near 18- month high as a jump in bond yields pressured defensive stocks, offsetting further gains for energy shares as oil rallied. Investors may be "beginning to think that there is a limit to how high the stock market can continue going up if bond rates also continue to go up," said...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission's settlement with Pimco, a unit of German insurer Allianz SE, came more than two years after legendary bond manager Bill Gross, who managed Pimco's Total Return Fund, left the company for smaller rival Janus Capital Group.

  • TORONTO, Dec 1- Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday, pulling back from an earlier new 17- month high as higher bond yields pressured defensive stocks, offsetting further gains for energy shares after a deal by OPEC to cut output boosted oil prices. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 55.32 points, or 0.37 percent,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- Brent crude futures rose to a 16- month high on Thursday on the heels of OPEC's agreement a day earlier to cut output, while Treasury yields continued to climb following the weakest monthly performance for global bonds in almost 13 years. Treasury yield jumped to its highest since July 2015 to start the month, after Bank of America Merrill Lynch's...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- Wells Fargo on Thursday launched a US $7 bn five-part bond to be issued via two different entities of the bank and expected to price later in the day. Four senior tranches came to market via Wells Fargo Bank NA, while a fifth subordinated offering came from Wells Fargo& Co. Wells Fargo Bank brought a US $800 m 2- year fixed-rate note at T +70 bp; a US $700 m 2-...

  • *Oil prices jump, extend OPEC cut-related advance. NEW YORK, Dec 1- Brent crude futures surged to a 16- month high on Thursday on the heels of OPEC's agreement a day earlier to cut output, while Treasury yields continued to climb following the weakest monthly performance for global bonds in almost 13 years. "You're seeing the market pricing in higher inflation in the...

  • *Austria seeks approval for debt issuance of up 100 years. *France, Spain hold auctions; Italy counts down to referendum. Austria was in focus after news that it has started the legislative process to allow debt issuance of up to 100 years, while a reluctance by investors to push Italian government bond prices much lower ahead of a referendum on Sunday limited...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's policies would fuel higher inflation. Brent crude prices built on Wednesday's gains with a more than 3 percent jump a day after OPEC and Russia agreed to restrict output.

  • *Czech PMI lower, Polish higher than seen, Hungary still robust. BUDAPEST, Dec 1- Poland's zloty and Hungary's forint fell to their weakest levels for months on Thursday as risk aversion gripped global markets and some investors expressed concern that Standard& Poor's could downgrade Poland at the end of the week. Investors bought the dollar instead of assets in...

  • Dec 1- Wall Street was poised for a quiet open on Thursday, the first day of December, ahead of a flurry of economic data including Friday's employment numbers. Stock index futures were flat, despite oil prices rising to a six-week high of $52.74, a day after OPEC's decision to cut output triggered a 9 percent jump in oil prices. Gains in energy shares pushed the Dow and...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 1- Emotion can drive investor behavior- and feelings are in overdrive following last month's election. Across the United States, the mood ranges from a state of mourning to euphoria, depending on one's political views. But retirement investors are not hitting the panic button in the wake of the Nov. 8 election.

  • *Austria seeks approval for debt issuance of up 100 years. *France, Spain hold auctions; Italy counts down to referendum. Austria was in focus after news that it has started the legislative process to allow debt issuance of up to 100 years, while a reluctance by investors to push Italian government bond prices much lower ahead of a referendum on Sunday limited...

  • *Bond yields still rising in Europe after oil rally. That led to hefty outflows from gold-backed exchange-traded funds, the largest of which, New York- listed SPDR Gold Shares, said its holdings fell nearly 60 tonnes in November, the most of any month since May 2013. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent at $1,168.27 an ounce at 1020 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February...

  • LONDON, Dec 1- Britain's top equity index fell on Thursday as water utility Severn Trent slipped after its shares traded without rights to their latest dividend payouts, while precious metals miners tracked gold prices lower. The precious metal has been under pressure from a strong U.S. dollar and rising Treasury yields since President-elect Donald Trump...

  • *OPEC deal sends oil prices soaring. *$2 trillion global bond rout since U.S. election. LONDON, Dec 1- Oil swept to a six-week high on Thursday, lifting energy shares in its slipstream, after OPEC agreed to cut crude output to clear a glut, while bond yields rose on prospects that resulting inflationary pressures will lead to higher interest rates.

  • LONDON, Dec 1- Germany led euro zone government bond yields higher on Thursday as the first output cut by major oil producers since 2008 triggered a surge in oil prices and boosted expectations of higher inflation. But for now, a deal by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia to reduce output to drain a global supply glut grabbed the...

  • TOKYO, Dec 1- Japanese government bonds mostly slipped on Thursday, taking their cue from stronger stocks after OPEC agreed to cut crude output for the first time since 2008 to support oil prices. The Ministry of Finance's sale of 2.4 trillion yen of 10- year JGBs with a 0.10 percent coupon drew bids of 3.78 times the amount offered, down from the previous sale's...