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Investing Securities

  • TOKYO, Oct 20- Japanese government bond prices gained on Thursday, with the market supported by firm auction results. The finance ministry sold 500 billion yen of JGBs at the liquidity-enhancing sale, under which it regularly supplies the market with off-the-run bonds. Movements were limited as a wait-and-see mood prevailed ahead of the European Central...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- Funds conducting off-exchange trades within their own fund family are likely favoring their "stars" at the expense of the also rans. As usual, unsuspecting investors are left paying the bill. A Bank for International Settlements paper, published in August, shows evidence that this form of "dark market" trading is almost certainly not always being...

  • Prime fund assets for institutional investors fell by $34.22 billion to $131.27 billion in the week ended Oct. 18, while institutional government-only fund assets rose by $21.9 billion to $1.57 trillion, according to the report, published by iMoneyNet. These SEC rules are aimed to safeguard the sector from the market turbulence such as that seen after the...

  • *Saudi Arabia launches $17.5 billion global bond deal. Saudi Arabia's $17.5 billion multipart debt offering, the largest ever from an emerging-market government, drew heavy demand as the world's top oil exporter sought to borrow at historic low yields. There's some rate-lock selling, " Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income with D.A. Davidson in Seattle,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- Investors funneled the least cash to U.S.-based municipal bond funds in more than a year, Investment Company Institute data for the latest week showed on Wednesday, the latest sign that demand in some fixed-income categories is waning. The muni mutual funds and exchange-traded funds attracted just $299 million in the week through Oct. 12, the...

  • *Saudi Arabia launches $17.5 billion global bond deal. NEW YORK, Oct 19- U.S. There's some rate-lock selling, "said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income with D.A. Davidson in Seattle.

  • *Saudi Arabia launches $17.5 billion global bond deal. Treasury yields rose on Wednesday as dealers sold government bonds to hedge Saudi Arabia's first-ever global bond issue of $17.5 billion. There's some rate-lock selling, "said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income with D.A. Davidson in Seattle.

  • *Futures: Dow up 7 pts, S&P up 0.25 pts, Nasdaq down 5 pts. Oct 19- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of another flood of earnings reports, a Federal Reserve report on economic health and the final U.S. presidential debate. *Through Tuesday, earnings from S&P 500 companies had largely beaten market expectations, putting them on track to post...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 19- The worst overall performance by U.S. small-cap fund managers in seven years is expected to spur a furious round of portfolio turnover in the last two months of the year intended to capture gains from top performing stocks. So we are still buyers of the dip, "said Thomas Lee, an analyst at Fundstrat Global Advisors. The issue of underperformance is...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Gold rose on Wednesday as the dollar weakened and Treasury yields ticked lower amid uncertainty around the timing of a U.S. rate increase. Spot gold gained 0.6 percent to $1,270.11 an ounce at 0944 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose $9 to $1,271.80 an ounce.

  • *China Q3 GDP in line with market expectations. LONDON, Oct 19- The dollar index was subdued on Wednesday as Treasury yields ticked lower after U.S. consumer prices suggested underlying inflation was moderating, prompting investors to trim bets on an interest rate hike later this year. Against the yen, it was down 0.3 percent at 103.55 yen while the euro was...

  • TOKYO, Oct 19- Japanese government bonds were mostly little changed in thin trade on Wednesday, with the benchmark bond untraded, though prices in the superlong zone edged down slightly. The central bank offered to buy 400 billion yen of 1- to 3- year JGBs, 420 billion yen of 3- to 5- year JGBs, 190 billion yen of 10- r to 25- year JGBs and 110 billion yen of 25- to 40- year...

  • TOKYO, Oct 19- Japanese government bonds were mostly little changed in thin trade on Wednesday, with the benchmark bond untraded, though prices in the superlong zone edged down slightly. The central bank offered to buy 400 billion yen of 1- to 3- year JGBs, 420 billion yen of 3- to 5- year JGBs, 190 billion yen of 10- r to 25- year JGBs and 110 billion yen of 25- to 40- year...

  • LONDON, Oct 19- Euro zone bond yields were steady in early trade on Wednesday, as markets found a firmer footing after a sell-off that had pushed German yields to four-month highs earlier this week. Germany's benchmark 10- year Bund yield was flat at around 0.04 percent, holding below Monday's peak just above 0.1 percent following a recovery in Britain's gilt...

  • *FX hedging costs take shine off higher-yielding Treasuries. TOKYO, Oct 19- Japanese investors may soon be forced out of their U.S. debt investments as currency hedging costs soar on the prospect of higher interest rates and tougher U.S. money market regulations. Japan's conservative fund managers turned to higher-yielding foreign bonds, particularly...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 18- Foreigners sold U.S. Treasury department showed on Tuesday, with risk appetite improving as the fallout from Britain's exit from the European Union was viewed as less severe than expected. "Some of the selling pressure in Treasuries might have been less concern about Brexit issues, while stocks continued to see inflows," said Kim Rupert, managing...

  • *Investors focused on Fed policy. NEW YORK, Oct 18- The U.S. dollar was mildly weaker on Tuesday for the second straight day as investors took some profits from the greenback's recent strength and evaluated whether the Federal Reserve would to raise interest rates this year. "The dollar's gotten stronger as more people think the Fed will hike rates in December," said...

  • *Investors focused on Fed policy. NEW YORK, Oct 18- The U.S. dollar was mildly weaker on Tuesday for the second straight day as investors took some profits from the greenback's recent strength and evaluated whether the Federal Reserve would to raise interest rates this year. "The dollar's gotten stronger as more people think the Fed will hike rates in December," said...

  • *Investors focused on Fed policy. NEW YORK, Oct 18- The U.S. dollar was mixed in choppy trading on Tuesday as investors took some profits from the greenback's recent strength and evaluated whether the Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates later this year. "The dollar's gotten stronger as more people think the Fed will hike rates in December," said Marc...

  • Treasury yields fell on Tuesday in line with their U.K. counterparts on chances that parliament may have to ratify a British exit from the European Union, which reduced some bets that the U.K. would lose access to the single market. "The initial strength came from gilts," said Jim Vogel, interest rates strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.