Investing Securities

  • Aug 24- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday as investors keep up their wait for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday for clues on the timing of a rate hike. *Wall Street has been on a record-setting run due to continued expectations for low rates, coupled with upbeat corporate earnings and strong economic data. *Wall Street closed higher...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 24- China's central bank injected cash into money markets through 14- day reverse repo agreements for the first time since February in a sign policymakers were worried rising leverage could stoke bubbles in the bond market. "The PBOC appears to be signaling to banks to move away from a reliance on short-term liquidity and head towards more longer...

  • *Stocks pull back from highs. LONDON, Aug 24- Stocks slipped on Wednesday while the dollar continued to claw back last week's losses as investors grappled with the prospect of a U.S. interest rate increase in the months ahead coming amid continued uncertainty about the strength of the global economy. Asian and world stock indices succumbed to profit-taking...

  • TOKYO, Aug 24- Japanese government bond prices were mostly lower on Wednesday as a rise in Tokyo stocks pressured safe-haven debt. The market was range-bound ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's appearance on Friday at an annual meeting for global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Japanese government is expected to approve later on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 23- Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk is buying $65 million of bonds from SolarCity Corp in the latest debt offering by the solar panel company that Tesla plans to acquire for $2.6 billion, according to a filing on Tuesday. Musk's purchase of the so-called "solar bonds" comes after money-losing SolarCity last week said it would cut...

  • *Canadian dollar at C $1.2910, or 77.46 U.S. cents. Oil rallied after Reuters reported that Iran was sending positive signals that it may support joint OPEC action to prop up the market. The oil-related news helped push the Canadian dollar through resistance around C $1.2900, although it pared some gains as the market turned its attention to Federal Reserve Chair...

  • *Treasury sells $26 billion two-year notes to solid demand. NEW YORK, Aug 23- The long-dated yield curve flattened to the lowest in one-and-a-half years on Tuesday as investors focused on whether Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will adopt a more hawkish tone in a speech on Friday. Numerous Fed officials including Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, New York Fed...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 23- The rally in U.S. stocks since late June is prompting some mutual fund managers to prepare for a rocky September. "You've got a ton of things that should be disconcerting and there's ample reason for investors to be cautious heading into the fall," said Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors in New York, who said his equity...

  • LONDON, Aug 23- Issuance of sterling-denominated UK corporate bonds has risen nearly 15- fold ahead of the Bank of England including them in its bond-buying stimulus programme designed to stave off a Brexit-led economic slowdown, according to Thomson Reuters data. The UK corporate bond universe is small compared to other developed corporate bond markets,...

  • US 10- YEAR TREASURY PRICES TURN SLIGHTLY POSITIVE, YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOWS OF 1.53 PCT.

  • *Treasury to sell $26 billion in two-year notes. NEW YORK, Aug 23- U.S. Numerous Fed officials including Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, New York Fed President William Dudley and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart have expressed an upbeat view of the economy in the past week, indicating a rate increase this year is likely.

  • Aug 23- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as investors shrugged off a drop in oil prices and awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech this week for clues on the next interest rate hike. *As the U.S. earnings season winds down, investors are focusing on the annual meet of global central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from Thursday, for clues...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 23- China bond futures posted their sharpest fall in three months on Tuesday as the prospect of more liquidity injections by the central bank into the financial system reduced expectations of more aggressive policy easing. Traders said the People's Bank of China asked banks about demand for 14- day reverse bond repurchase agreements for the...

  • TOKYO, Aug 23- Japanese government bonds firmed on Tuesday, as strong demand at a 20- year JGB auction and a downturn in Tokyo equities lifted bond market sentiment. The Ministry of Finance offered 1.1 trillion yen of 20- year JGBs with a 0.2 percent coupon. Japan's Nikkei stock index ended down 0.6 percent.

  • Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in the three main Brent and WTI futures and options contracts by 118 million barrels in the week to Aug. 16. Front-month Brent futures prices jumped from $41.50 a barrel on Aug. 2 to $49.23 on Aug. 16 and continued rising to reach $50.88 on Aug. 19 for an increase of more than 20 percent.

  • Aug 23- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 23 August United States Sale of 2- year notes 23 August Spain Auction 3- and 9- month bills 23 August Japan Auction of 20- year Government Bonds.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on supply worries, while U.S. An upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy from Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer on Sunday was viewed as raising the prospect of Fed Chair Janet Yellen flagging a rate rise at a meeting with world central bankers on Friday. "Everyone's kind of waiting on Yellen," said Lou Brien, market...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. "Everyone's kind of waiting on Yellen," said Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago. "The fact that he started off with the words that we are close to our target is definitely hawkish," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • US 30- YEAR TREASURY BONDS EXTEND PRICE GAINS TO A FULL POINT, YIELDS FALL TO 2.24 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Sunday that the Fed is close to hitting its targets for full employment and 2 percent inflation, joining other senior Fed speakers including New York Fed President William Dudley in offering an upbeat view of the U.S. economy in recent weeks. "This morning people are focused on Fischer's remarks," said...