Investing Securities

  • *U.S. to sell $28 bln 7- year debt, $15 bln floating-rate notes. NEW YORK, April 28- Longer-dated U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department will sell $15 billion in two-year floating-rate notes at 11:30 a.m. and $28 billion seven-year fixed-rate debt at 1 p.m..

  • April 28- U.S. stock index futures followed global shares sharply lower on Thursday after the Bank of Japan stunned markets by holding off from expanding monetary stimulus. *Investors will also keep an eye on first-quarter gross domestic product number scheduled to be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. *Economists polled by Reuters expect two rate increases this year...

  • *China Apr rebar turnover overtakes crude: http://tmsnrt.rs/26wzjW1. *China Apr rebar turnover valued at $487 billion. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, April 28- Crude oil futures, long the king of commodity trading, have lost their dominant position as the world's most traded and valuable derivative in the resources sector to an unlikely challenger: Chinese rebar.

  • TOKYO, April 28- Japanese government bonds mostly gained on Thursday, with the superlong zone rallying after the Bank of Japan opted to hold policy steady instead of easing further as some had expected. The yen soared and Japanese stocks slumped after the central bank confounded market expectations, despite the threat posed to Japan's fragile economic...

  • *Fed offers no hints on monetary policy outlook. TOKYO, April 28- The dollar and U.S. stock futures edged up in the wake of the U.S. The BOJ's policy decision, which is often announced around noon in Tokyo, or 0300 GMT, will be a close call at this meeting.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners, said on Wednesday it is a good time to dip into U.S. The $2.8 billion Guggenheim Total Return Bond Fund, which is run by Minerd, is up 3.33 percent for the three-year period ended April 26, surpassing 99 percent of its intermediate-term peer category, according to Morningstar...

  • *US stocks edge up after Fed statement. NEW YORK, April 27- Wall Street stocks edged up, U.S Treasury debt yields fell, and oil prices rose to the highest level of the year on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signalled it was in no hurry to change policy. "The big takeaway here is they continued to be positive on the domestic economy," said John Bailer, senior portfolio...

  • Fed stands pat on rates, keeps door open on June hike. NEW YORK, April 27- Longer-dated U.S. "The curve is flattening here, which is what has happened in the past when the Fed was on a tightening path," said Don Ellenberger, head of multi-sector strategies at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh.

  • Fed stands pat on rates, keeps door open on June hike. NEW YORK, April 27- Longer-dated U.S. "The curve is flattening here, which is what has happened in the past when the Fed was on a tightening path," said Don Ellenberger, head of multi-sector strategies at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh.

  • *US stocks mixed after Fed statement. NEW YORK, April 27- Wall Street stocks were steady, U.S Treasury debt yields fell sharply, and oil prices rose to their highest level of the year on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced it would keep U.S. interest rates unchanged. Oil prices turned upward, with Brent crude, the international benchmark, up more than 3.0...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- U.S. mutual fund investors favored bonds over stocks for the eighth consecutive week, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday, as funds weathered policies that have driven some interest rates negative. Investors socked away $4.3 billion in bond funds in the latest week, while pulling $4 billion from stock funds, the data showed.

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Nasdaq Inc may launch a new marketplace aimed at improving trading in exchange-traded funds using one of the exchange licenses from its $1.1 billion purchase of International Securities Exchange, the head of the company said on Wednesday. The acquisition of U.S. options exchange operator ISE from Deutsche Boerse AG was approved by the U.S....

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Nasdaq Inc may launch a new marketplace aimed at improving trading in exchange-traded funds using one of the exchange licenses from its $1.1 billion purchase of International Securities Exchange, the head of the company said on Wednesday. The acquisition of U.S. options exchange operator ISE from Deutsche Boerse AG was approved by the U.S....

  • NEW YORK, April 27- U.S. The recent spate of disappointing data on domestic trade, manufacturing and housing, plus uncertainty about Britain's June 23 referendum on whether to leave the European Union, may keep the Fed from raising until late this year, analysts said. "There's no cover to go hawkish, but the communication with this Fed has been unpredictable so you...

  • April 27- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Wednesday after Apple's first revenue decline in 13 years stirred investor concerns ahead of a policy decision by the Federal Reserve. *Apple shares were down 7.5 percent at $96.52 in premarket trading, while Twitter slumped 14.1 percent to $15.25 after its revenue missed expectations. *Economists polled by...

  • Debt swaps and securitization may lead to zombie companies in China: IMF

    Recent suggestions to solve China’s massive corporate debt through swaps and securitization could worsen the problem, the IMF said Tuesday.

  • BOSTON, April 27- Individual investors are angry about CEO pay, and they want their mutual fund firms to do something about it. The survey was conducted between March 22 and March 31. The poll results underscore a growing angst over large-company CEO pay, which now runs more than 300 times that of U.S. rank-and-file workers, according to a study by the AFL-CIO, the...

  • TOKYO, April 27- Japanese government bond prices slipped on Wednesday, taking cues from falls in U.S. bonds as market players adjusted their positions ahead of crucial central bank policy meetings in the United States and Japan. Treasuries yield rose to a one-month high of 1.941 percent, as investors made room for government debt supply in Europe and the United...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Jeffrey Gundlach, the influential head of DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday that investors looking to purchase Treasuries in the wake of the bond market's sell-off are making a prudent move. "I think it is a reasonable strategy to start legging into the Treasury market," Gundlach said in a telephone interview. Gundlach, who runs $95 billion at...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Tuesday, with the benchmark 10- year yield hitting its highest levels in almost five weeks as investors made room for government debt supply in Europe and the United States. "The surprise will be any significant change in their message from their March statement," said Ira Jersey, fixed-income strategist at...