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Investing Securities

  • Oct 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of data, including a report on private sector hiring that will give investors a glimpse into the health of the labor market. *Global stocks took a beating after a Bloomberg report said the European Central Bank would probably wind down its bond-buying program, while the British pound continued...

  • *Sterling dips below $1.27 to 31- year low. LONDON, Oct 5- The euro soared to a five-year peak against the struggling pound on Wednesday and scaled a three-week high against the yen, bolstered by rising euro zone government bond yields. Most euro zone bond yields rose to two-week highs in European trade, a day after a Bloomberg article cited sources as saying the...

  • *Bloomberg report on winding-down plan rattles markets. LONDON, Oct 5- Euro zone bond yields soared on Wednesday, as concerns the European Central Bank might reduce the scale of its asset purchases before the programme finally ends unnerved investors. A Bloomberg article on Tuesday cited sources as saying the ECB would probably wind down the monthly 80 billion...

  • Larry Fink

    BlackRock said it would cut prices across its U.S. iShares Core ETFs to help advisers transition to a new rule governing retirement products.

  • *Investors wary of regulatory uncertainty in Israel. TEL AVIV, Oct 5- They once pulled the strings of Israel's economy, but now the country's most influential tycoons are reeling under a popular backlash against corporate power and selling assets in a regulatory squeeze. About a decade ago, as Israel's corporate debt market was just getting started, there was...

  • *Investors wary of regulatory uncertainty in Israel. TEL AVIV, Oct 5- They once pulled the strings of Israel's economy, but now the country's most influential tycoons are reeling under a popular backlash against corporate power and selling assets in a regulatory squeeze. About a decade ago, as Israel's corporate debt market was just getting started, there was...

  • BUDAPEST, Oct 5- Concerns that the European Central Bank could provide less support to markets spread into Central Europe on Tuesday, pushing bond yields slightly higher, especially in Poland. The impact was felt across central Europe, which has attracted investors fleeing crushingly low yields in Germany and elsewhere. Market players said Polish yields were...

  • *Stocks dip in Europe and Asia on ECB taper talk. LONDON, Oct 5- The prospect of the European Central Bank eventually winding down its bond-buying stimulus programme rattled investors on Wednesday, dragging stocks lower in Europe and Asia and pushing up government bond yields. Britain's pound, meanwhile, hit a three-decade low against the dollar, trading below...

  • Oct 5- BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, said it would cut prices across its growing U.S. iShares Core exchange-traded funds to help wealth advisers transition to a new rule governing retirement products. The rule, announced by the Department of Labor in April and effective next year, sets a so-called fiduciary standard for financial brokers who...

  • *Sterling dips below $1.27 to 31- year low. LONDON, Oct 5- The euro soared to a five-year peak against the struggling pound on Wednesday and scaled a three-week high against the yen, bolstered by rising euro zone government bond yields. Euro zone bond yields rose to two-week highs in early trade, with investors on edge a day after a Bloomberg article cited sources as...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 5- Asian shares and gold retreated on Wednesday and bond yields were near two-week highs as markets were rattled by a media report flagging the possible withdrawal of the European Central Bank's bond buying program. European markets are also poised for a subdued start, with spreadbetters expecting Britain's FTSE 100 to open as much as 0.2...

  • The central bank offered to buy 400 billion yen of JGBs maturing in 1 to 3 years, 420 billion yen of 3- to 5- year JGBs, 410 billion yen of JGBs maturing in 5 to 10 years, and 25 billion yen of inflation-linked JGBs. "Some people expected a superlong term operation, but the BOJ didn't offer to buy any today," leading that zone to modestly underperform, said Keiko Onogi, senior...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 5- China's bond market could be included in global indices before its stocks because government interventions have dented foreign investor confidence in Beijing's commitment to equity market reform, the global CEO of index provider FTSE Russell said. Mark Makepeace told Reuters on Wednesday it was "possible" global bond index providers would...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine posted a net inflow of $444.4 million into its open-end mutual funds in September, marking the Los Angeles- based firm's 32nd consecutive month of inflows. The $61.8 billion DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund, the largest fund by total assets of the DoubleLine Funds, had a net inflow of $190.9 million in September, for a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. Treasury prices dropped and yields jumped to almost two-week highs after a report that the European Central Bank may taper asset purchases spooked investors. "What the market has been telling you for the last month-and-a-half is that central bank policy has run out of room and they need something else to transition to because it's not working,...

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BOND PRICES EXTEND LOSSES TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS RISE TO 2.39 PCT.

  • US TREASURY PRICES EXTEND LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGHS OF 1.66 PCT.

  • By Arno Schuetze and Kathrin Jones. The German bank is throwing its energies into reaching a settlement before next month's U.S. presidential election, with the Department of Justice demanding a fine of up to $14 billion for mis-selling mortgage-backed securities. Chief Executive John Cryan and finance head Marcus Schenck are currently travelling to the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- Global central bank policy makers have turned world financial markets into a casino, thanks to their unprecedented monetary policies, bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group warned on Tuesday. "Our financial markets have become a Vegas/ Macau/ Monte Carlo casino, wagering that an unlimited supply of credit generated by central banks can...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- U.S. Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker, who is not a voting member of the Fed's rate-setting committee, on Tuesday said there was a strong case for raising interest rates, arguing that borrowing costs might need to rise significantly to keep inflation under control. "The market is anticipating that it will be revised up for the...