Investing Securities


  • Aug 18- Puerto Rico may attract high-yield municipal closed-end funds to its first sale in public markets since its governor said in June that the island's debt was unpayable, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday ahead of the $750 million sale of water authority bonds. A return of municipal closed-end fund managers to Puerto Rico would be a source of liquidity for the...

  • TREASURIES-Yields rise as housing starts improve Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 18- U.S. "It's a solid number, its consistent with the tone of underlying improvement in the housing market," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in July that the economy faces constraints from an underperforming housing market.



  • Aug 18- U.S. stock index futures followed world bourses lower on Tuesday after Chinese shares slumped 6 percent and disappointing results from Wal-Mart. *Wal-Mart shares fell 2.5 percent to $70.09 in premarket trading after the Dow component reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowered its full-year forecast. *U.S. oil prices and...

  • TOKYO, Aug 18- Japanese government bond prices edged up on Tuesday as the market took cues from overnight gains in U.S. Treasuries and a dip in Tokyo shares. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield declined half a basis point to 0.385 percent, crawling back towards a three-month trough of 0.355 percent struck last week in the wake of China's surprise yuan devaluation.

  • Moody's cuts Brazil rating to near-junk status Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 3:05 AM ET
    A shopping district in Rio de Janeiro

    Moody's cut Brazil's credit rating to near-junk status on Tuesday but said the country's coveted investment grade status is safe for now, proving some relief to President Dilma Rousseff.

  • Taxing Wall Street won't work. Here's why Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Free college tuition for all is an admirable goal, but taxing Wall Street for it won't work, says this HFT advocate.

  • Texas Attorney General facing indictment: Report Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 2:50 PM ET
    judge holding gavel, Gavel, judge courtroom

    The Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, was indicted on three charges earlier this week, NBC Dallas-Ft. Worth reported on Saturday.

  • China brokerages come under pressure Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 | 11:10 PM ET
    China brokerages come under pressure

    Cyrus Daruwala, Managing Director for IDC Financial Insights, discusses news that regulator have instructed brokerages over the weekend to enforce tightened controls on trading.

  • Why easier lending rules are bad for China Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 9:45 PM ET
    Why easier lending rules are bad for China

    Thomas Byrne, senior vice president and regional credit officer at Moody's Sovereign Risk Group, explains why easier margin requirements are credit negative for Chinese securities firms.

  • Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler was moved to tears when 8,000 Schaeffler employees gathered near the family-controlled company's headquarters in 2009 to demand the German government help avert the ballbearing maker's collapse. The previous year, the matriarch and her son Georg had launched Schaeffler's audacious debt-financed takeover of Continental,...

  • Brazil probes forex activity of 15 global banks Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 3:43 AM ET
    Canary Wharf, London

    Fifteen of the world's largest banks are under investigation on suspicion of rigging the Brazilian currency, antitrust watchdog Cade said.

  • Cyberattacks surface anybody and everywhere: VMware CEO

    Virtualization giant VMware is looking beyond servers on its hunt for growth into networking and mobile devices. Patrick Gelsinger, VMware CEO, discusses his business outlook and analyzes security as massive hacks continues to be a concern.

  • Why Elizabeth Warren is wrong about the SEC Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Mary Jo White and Elizabeth Warren

    Here's why Sen. Elizabeth Warren's criticism of SEC chair Mary Jo White is just plain wrong, says Harvard Professor Hal S. Scott.

  • What are TIPS? Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital explains Treasure Inflation Protected Securities, also known as TIPS.

  • SEC's revolving door good for government: Gallagher Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    Daniel Gallagher

    Conservative SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher tells CNBC a revolving door between the agency and Wall street benefits the government.

  • SEC examines phony Avon bid Friday, 15 May 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    SEC examines phony Avon bid

    Inside the process of how a fake bid for Avon Products could have been filed, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Why asset managers are worrying the Fed Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 2:36 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve Building in Washington, D.C.

    Sections of the U.S. financial system that may be vulnerable to investor panic are raising concerns inside the Federal Reserve.

  • What's missing in today's high-speed markets Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    There's one big gaping hole in today's high-speed markets, explains D Keith Ross, head alternative-market operator PDQ.