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Investing Securities

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The U.S. derivatives regulator on Monday took a procedural step to make it easier for swaps dealers to comply with a variation margin rule that becomes effective March 1.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- Apple shares cruised to a record-high close Monday, helping catapult the S&P 500 stock index over the $20 trillion mark in what amounts to a victory for plain-vanilla mutual funds over a bevy of hedge fund managers who recently backed away from the iPhone maker. The largest component of the S&P 500 and a core holding on Wall Street, Apple's...

  • *Italy's Renzi calls leadership contest. LONDON, Feb 13- A well-received bond sale helped steady Italian yields after early rises on Monday, but the recovery was limited by uncertainty as former prime minister Matteo Renzi called a leadership contest for his governing Democratic Party. Italy sold 8.5 billion euros worth of government bonds, at the top end of the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. Investors will be watching for any new indications of when the U.S. central bank will next raise rates when Yellen gives her semiannual Humphrey Hawkins testimony before lawmakers in Washington. However, if she says something hawkish, theres definitely a reason to believe they could go in March, said Justin Lederer, an interest rate...

  • Feb 13- U.S. stock index futures hit record highs on Monday as the so-called "Trump trade", which sent Wall Street to record highs last week, looked set to pick up speed after a brief lull. *Wall Street's three main stock indexes closed at record highs on Thursday and Friday as optimism about the economy rose after President Donald Trump vowed to make a major tax...

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Italy led euro zone bond yields higher on Monday as former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi looked set to trigger a leadership contest of his ruling Democratic Party, highlighting political risks in the bloc's third biggest economy. But on Monday, Italy was the focus ahead of a Democratic Party meeting later in the day. "The problem in Italy is...

  • TOKYO, Feb 13- Japanese government bonds edged lower on Monday, though yields were still well shy of recent highs after the Bank of Japan's move last week to keep rising superlong rates in check. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield rose 1 basis point to 0.090 percent, while 10- year JGB futures finished down 0.07 point at 149.85. "It's a quiet market, currently," compared to...

  • 14- Mar Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. 14- Mar Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. 14- Mar Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. "For whatever reason, today you could basically see the tumbleweeds rolling through many markets," said Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in Philadelphia. Yields retraced some of the gains after the University of Michigan's reading of consumer confidence for February came in below expectations.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. However, they retraced some of the move after the University of Michigan's reading of consumer confidence for February came in below expectations.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 10- Gold steadied on Friday, but remained below this week's three-month top as the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields came off their highs after the currency initially jumped on U.S. Spot gold was up 0.02 percent at $1,230.78 an ounce April delivery settled down 0.07 percent at $1,235.90. Wall Street hit record highs for a second day on hopes of the...

  • BANK SHARES EXTEND GAINS; SPDR FINANCIAL SECTOR ETF UP 0.4 PCT AND S&P BANK SECTOR UP 0.3 PCT AFTER TARULLO RESIGNATION ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • S&P BANK SECTOR, SPDR FINANCIAL SECTOR ETF EDGE HIGHER AFTER FED'S TARULLO ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION, EFFECTIVE EARLY APRIL.

  • *Euro zone bond yields up 2-8 basis points. *Risk-on mood in markets dents appetite for bonds. LONDON, Feb 10- Euro zone government bond yields were broadly higher on Friday, as a promise by U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese President Shinzo Abe. However, they retraced some of the move after the University of Michigan's reading of consumer confidence for February came in below expectations.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 9- A Cerberus Capital Management LP- led group of investors plans to unveil an alternative in-court restructuring proposal for debt-laden Brazilian phone carrier Oi SA as early as next month, right after finalizing due diligence procedures, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said on Friday. Oi filed for Brazil's largest-ever bankruptcy...

  • *Flows to European ETFs hold firm even as correlations break down. *Germany, Spain country ETFs in demand. LONDON, Feb 10- European investors are piling into exchange-traded funds, favoring those that mimic active fund managers, in a market where traditional trading relationships between assets are breaking down.

  • Feb 10- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Friday, a day after Wall Street hit record high on President Donald Trump's promise to unveil a tax reform plan in the coming weeks. *Jeb Hensarling, the Republican chairman of a key House of Representatives committee, laid out his plan to roll back Wall Street and consumer protection rules, which were put in...

  • *Euro zone bond yields up 2-6 basis points. *Risk-on mood in markets dents appetite for bonds. LONDON, Feb 10- Euro zone government bond yields were broadly higher on Friday, as a promise by U.S.

  • *Euro zone bond yields up 2-6 basis points. *Risk-on mood in markets dents appetite for bonds. LONDON, Feb 10- Euro zone government bond yields were broadly higher on Friday, as strong Chinese economic data and a promise by U.S.