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Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- The U.S. presidential election is looking like less of a certainty for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton than it did a month ago, prompting mutual fund managers to brace for more volatility by raising cash and getting their buying lists ready for opportunities. "The market has been pricing in a Hillary victory, and now with the introduction of the...

  • CHICAGO/ SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 4- U.S. voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of $70.3 billion of municipal bond issuance, the largest amount of borrowing requests in a decade, with much of it earmarked to help pay for fixing the nation's crumbling infrastructure. We've had more stability in revenues and more stability in the economy as a whole, so we would expect a...

  • LONDON, Nov 4- The possibility of a U.S. election win for Donald Trump has driven investors into safe-haven assets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday, noting huge junk bond outflows and inflows to government bond funds for the first time in 17 weeks. Ahead of the Nov. 8 election, polls are showing Democrat Hillary Clinton neck-and-neck with Republican...

  • election-Lipper@ NEW YORK, Nov 3- Investors fled U.S.-based stock and bond funds in the latest week, finding refuge in cash ahead of the U.S. presidential election, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Nearly $7.7 billion fled taxable bond funds in the seven days through Nov. 2, the largest weekly withdrawals this year by a wide margin. Some polls showed a tightening race...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. Oil futures were on course for their sixth straight day of falls on Friday as signs of tensions resurfaced between Saudi Arabia and Iran that could scupper a key supply cut pact while a surge in U.S. crude inventories and muted demand continued to weigh. "We have oil falling and that's keeping rate increases down," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate...

  • US TREASURY PRICES TURN POSITIVE, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 1.79 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 161,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. "Marginally this makes it more likely that the Fed will go in December," said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- The dollar gained and U.S. stock markets were set to open slightly higher on Friday, outperforming losses for counterparts in Europe and Asia, after solid U.S. jobs data added to the case for a rise in interest rates next month. U.S. employers added 161,000 jobs last month and boosted wages for workers, Labor Department non-farm payrolls data showed.

  • Nov 4- U.S. stocks index futures pared losses on Friday after a report from the U.S. Labor Department showed U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 161,000 jobs last month, which came in below the 175,000 additions expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:32 a.m....

  • US TREASURY PRICES PARE GAINS AFTER PAYROLLS DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS RISE TO 1.82 PERCENT.

  • BOSTON/ LONDON, Nov 4- Stocks are listing, bonds are drifting and suddenly gold is back in vogue. Until last Friday, when the FBI said it had re-opened a probe of Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, the prevailing view among the investment set had her coasting to victory. Gerry Sullivan, who runs USA Mutuals' $234...

  • Nov 4- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday as uncertainty about the presidential election continued to weigh on investors' minds and ahead of the monthly employment data. *Investors have been unnerved by signs the U.S. presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is tightening, after Clinton had until...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Tensions between Ultratech, Inc and one of its largest shareholders got so high that by the spring, the chief executive was calling the investor a "cockroach" and refusing to meet with him. T. Rowe Price, historically the most outspoken of the big active managers, is currently pushing Oracle Corp to improve its $9.3 billion offer for cloud storage...

  • *Investors have bought longer-dated debt in hunt for yield. *C.bank rate rises could trigger crash in vulnerable market. LONDON, Nov 4- Investors pushed into buying government bonds that won't mature for many years, seeking to bolster meagre returns since the financial crisis, could now face big losses if central banks raise interest rates.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 4- National Bank of Canada has issued a 3.5 billion yuan panda bond, the first North American financial institution to do so, after Beijing approved its 5 billion yuan bond program in September. Panda bonds, or yuan-denominated bonds sold by foreigners on the mainland, were first issued in 2005 but Canadian issuers have had little need for yuan...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Tensions between Ultratech, Inc and one of its largest shareholders got so high that by the spring, the chief executive was calling the investor a "cockroach" and refusing to meet with him. T. Rowe Price, historically the most outspoken of the big active managers, is currently pushing Oracle Corp to improve its $9.3 billion offer for cloud storage...

  • BOSTON/ LONDON, Nov 4- Stocks are listing, bonds are drifting and suddenly gold is back in vogue. Until last Friday, when the FBI said it had re-opened a probe of Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, the prevailing view among the investment set had her coasting to victory. Gerry Sullivan, who runs USA Mutuals' $234...

  • TOKYO, Nov 4- Japanese government bond prices were mostly higher on Friday as anxiety over the tightening U.S. presidential race hit Tokyo shares and enhanced the appeal of safe-haven debt. Japan's Nikkei fell to a 2-1/ 2- week low on Friday morning after major stocks like automakers stumbled on continued uncertainty surrounding next week's U.S. presidential...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Investors fled U.S.-based stock and bond funds in the latest week, finding refuge in cash ahead of the U.S. presidential election, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Nearly $7.7 billion fled taxable bond funds in the seven days through Nov. 2, the largest weekly withdrawals this year by a wide margin. Some polls showed a tightening race between Democrat...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Goldman Sachs Group Inc has settled a 2011 lawsuit claiming the investment bank fraudulently induced a bond insurer to guarantee payments on the doomed Abacus collateralized debt obligation ahead of the financial crisis. ACA Financial Guaranty Corp claimed Goldman and the hedge fund headed by John Paulson tricked it into insuring the CDO,...