Investing Securities

  • NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. Heavy corporate debt supply and the scheduled $16 billion sale of five-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities on Thursday added to pressure on the government bond market. "There's still some uncertainty for the fixed income markets, and given the FOMC meeting next week and the TIPS supply I think you've seen people get a bit more...

  • FRANKFURT, April 20- The European Central Bank will begin purchases of euro zone corporate bonds in June, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference after the ECB left interest rates unchanged, Draghi said full details of the corporate bond purchase scheme would be given later on Thursday. Chief economist Peter Praet has said the...

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY NOTE YIELDS HIGHEST SINCE MARCH 29, RISE TO 1.88 PCT.

  • April 21- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday as oil prices steadied and investors braced for a barrage of earnings reports that could provide fresh catalysts to drive the market. *Crude notched small gains after the International Energy Agency said 2016 would see the biggest fall in non- OPEC production in more than two decades.

  • LONDON, April 21- World stock markets slipped back from their highest level in almost five months on Thursday as higher oil prices improved risk appetite and the euro steadied before a European Central Bank meeting. U.S. stock futures were little changed, indicating a flat open for Wall Street shares. "We've had a great run-up in the last few weeks and we're now just...

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japanese government bonds mostly edged down on Thursday, as firm demand at a 20- year auction failed to offset waning risk aversion and rallying equities. Japan's Ministry of Finance offered 1.1 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs with a coupon of 0.400 percent. Japan's Nikkei stock index ended up 2.7 percent.

  • *Ecuador president says int'l bond issue eyed. PEDERNALES, Ecuador, April 20- The death toll from Ecuador's weekend earthquake surpassed 500 and rescue efforts ebbed on Wednesday as the traumatized Andean nation braced itself for long and costly rebuilding. To help fund the multibillion-dollar reconstruction of homes, roads and buildings in the devastated...

  • April 20- The Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico has filed with regulators to issue taxable one-year notes as it faces a looming debt default on May 1, Bloomberg news service reported on Wednesday. The filing with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board did not list the size of the possible deal or the coupon, Bloomberg reported.

  • LONDON, April 20- Investors holding Mozambique's recently restructured' tuna bond' are demanding answers from the government and its bankers over what the International Monetary Fund says are previously undisclosed loans that could exceed $1 billion. The revelations have rocked the relationship between one of the world's poorest countries and the...

  • *Ten-year note yields highest since March 31. NEW YORK, April 20- U.S. "The oil shift has been significant. if you look at the' risk on' that's been in vogue for at least the last couple of weeks, and now at oil breaking up to a new high, all those things are weighing on the market," said Tom Tucci, head of Treasuries trading at CIBC in New York.

  • NEW YORK, April 20- Investors punished U.S.-based stock funds with their fifth straight week of withdrawals in the latest week, preferring relatively safe bonds even as markets charted new highs, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. Stock funds based in the United States posted $4.6 billion in outflows during the week ended April 13,...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- U.S. "It's endemic indecision, I think people are still a little bit shell-shocked from how bad Q1 was so nobody's willing to bet on too much risk, but no one wants to take the other side either because all the central banks are printing," said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York. The European Central Bank is...

  • LONDON, April 20- Commodity-linked currencies such as the Australian and Canadian dollars inched towards recent peaks on Wednesday as stock markets in Europe rose, boosting appetite for riskier assets and currencies. European stock markets bounced after starting the day in the red and U.S. stock futures pointed to gains on Wall Street. It was last trading 0.1...

  • April 20- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors assessed earnings reports and crude snapped a short-lived rally after Kuwaiti oil workers called off their strike. *Shares of Intel were down 2.4 percent at $30.84 in premarket trading after the chipmaker lowered its revenue forecast for the year. *Coca-Cola fell 1.3 percent to $46...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Japanese government bonds rose on Wednesday, bolstered by expectations of additional Bank of Japan easing steps, with the benchmark yield matching a record nadir and superlong yields reaching fresh lows. Earlier in the session, the BOJ offered to buy 350 billion yen of JGBs in the 1- to 3- year zone, 440 billion yen of JGBs in the 3- to 5- year zone, and...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday the central bank's presence in the exchange-traded fund market is "not too big," signalling that topping up purchases of ETFs could be a real, near-term option. Kuroda brushed aside the idea of introducing "helicopter money," or sending money directly to citizens instead of via banks, saying...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- A high-ranking Republican senator on Tuesday dismissed as "not satisfactory" draft legislation aimed at addressing Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis before a looming debt default on May 1, deepening intraparty divisions on the complex rescue effort. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee, told reporters that...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 19- Marking a rare bright spot among gloomy emerging markets, Argentina sold $16.5 billion of sovereign debt on Tuesday in its first international bond issue since its record 2002 default. Argentina received offers worth $68.6 billion from investors around the world, two third of them based in the United States, Finance Minister Alfonso...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- U.S. Oil prices have recovered from lows reached early on Monday, after a deal to freeze oil output by OPEC and non- OPEC producers fell apart on Sunday. "It does feel like we are really drifting and taking cues from risk sentiment at this point," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

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