Investing Securities

  • RPT-U.S.-BASED STOCK MUTUAL FUNDS POST $4 BLN OUTFLOW; STOCK ETFS ATTRACT $1.9 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD- LIPPER.

  • RPT-U.S.-BASED TAXABLE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $4.1 BLN INFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; EIGHTH STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Investors pulled $2.1 billion from U.S.-based stock funds in the week to March 16, Lipper data showed on Thursday, after the funds netted their first inflows of the year the week before. U.S.-based taxable bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds attracted $4.1 billion during the same period measured by Lipper. Relatively low-risk...

  • U.S.-BASED CORPORATE INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $2 BLN IN WEEKLY PERIOD; SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED HIGH-YIELD BOND FUNDS ATTRACT $1.7 BLN OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; FIFTH CONSECUTIVE WEEK OF INFLOWS- LIPPER.

  • U.S.-BASED MONEY MARKET FUNDS POST $36 BLN OUTFLOWS OVER WEEKLY PERIOD; LARGEST OUTFLOW SINCE FEB 2014- LIPPER.

  • March 17- You might want to consider firing your money manager in favor of a woman or someone from a less wealthy background. Two recent studies highlight that mutual fund managers from less affluent backgrounds and seasoned hedge funds with female managers both outperform. Maybe the movie "Trading Places," in which a homeless man ran rings around affluent...

  • NEW YORK, March 17- U.S. "The market was caught off-guard by the very dovish tone, so we're getting this bull steepening," said interest rate strategist Gennadiy Goldberg of TD Securities in New York. The rate futures market now shows a 43 percent chance that the Fed will raise rates in June for the first time this year, slipping from 51 percent before the central bank's...

  • NEW YORK, March 17- Shares of Real Estate Investment Trusts should get a bump up this year as mutual fund managers buy ahead of a September move by Standard& Poor's to create a new real estate sector in its classification systems. By some reckoning, fund managers could direct as much as $100 billion at the sector as they try to boost REIT holdings to their market...

  • NEW YORK, March 17- U.S. "The market was caught off-guard by the very dovish tone, so we're getting this bull steepening," said interest rate strategist Gennadiy Goldberg of TD Securities in New York. The rate futures market now shows a 43 percent chance that the Fed will raise rates in June for the first time this year, slipping from 51 percent before the central bank's...

  • LONDON, March 17- The ability of investors to buy and sell corporate bonds has actually improved, not declined, in recent years, a paper published by Britain's markets regulator said on Thursday which undermines calls from banks for a regulatory pushback. The paper, written by two of the Financial Conduct Authority's staff for discussion, said dealers in Britain...

  • LONDON, March 17- Market expectations for euro exchange rates over the next month turned positive on Thursday for the first time since the start of February, another sign of weakening faith in the strong dollar trade that has dominated the past two years. As this graphic http://bit.ly/1UCoXhE shows, after a rough few weeks of trade around this month's European...

  • LONDON, March 17- "Why did nobody see it coming?" With this simple question, posed to Professor Luis Garicano of the London School of Economics in November 2008, Britain's Queen Elizabeth famously summed up the layman's astonishment that an obscure part of the derivatives universe could trigger a global financial crisis. Speaking at the AFR Summit in Melbourne...

  • March 17- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve's lowered expectations of two interest rate hikes in 2016 pushed the S&P 500 to its highest close this year. *The confidence from the Fed's decision adds to the recent rally in oil prices and improving economic conditions in the United States that have helped stocks recover...

  • TOKYO, March 17- Net selling of Japanese cash stocks by foreign investors hit a record high last week, which market players said appeared to be linked to selling ahead of settlment of some futures and options contracts last Friday. Foreigners sold 1.193 trillion yen worth of Japanese cash stocks during the week of March 7-11, their 10th straight week of net...

  • TOKYO, March 17- Long-dated Japanese government bond prices surged on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve scaled back its interest rate hike projections, boosting U.S. bond prices. The 20- year JGB yield fell 2.5 basis points to 0.405, even as the result of a 1.2 trillion yen 20- year JGB auction held on Thursday was not particularly strong.

  • The Chicago Board Options Exchange Oil Volatility Index, based off moves in the U.S. "Even if you don't necessarily think the market's bottomed, you can have a degree of confidence that we're in a much more sideways pattern, the downward momentum has dissipated and pressure is off implied volatility," said John Saucer, analyst at Houston's Mobius Risk Group.

  • Implied volatility in U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate market fell below 45 percent on Wednesday, down from a seven-year high above 78 percent on Feb. 12 when WTI was trading at around $35 to $26. "Even if you don't necessarily think the market's bottomed, you can have a degree of confidence that we're in a much more sideways pattern, the downward momentum has...

  • March 16- The backing away from deeper negative interest rates by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan may have tied the Federal Reserve's hands, leading it to strike a more accommodative tone. The most striking international developments since last the Fed met in January weren't in China, whose slowing growth Fed Chair Janet Yellen called "not a great...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- Wall Street gained on Wednesday after the U.S. "The market has been pricing two hikes at the most and their adjustment of the end of year forecast is consistent with two hikes," said Randy Frederick, managing director of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin. "The Fed struck a very dovish tone, marking down its projected rate increase...