Securities Credit Derivatives


  • TOKYO, March 23- Japanese government bonds were supported on Thursday by the firmness in U.S. bonds and waning expectations that the Bank of Japan could raise its bond yield target later this year. The benchmark 10- year JGB futures rose 0.06 point to 150.48, while the yield on the benchmark 10- year cash JGBs stood flat at 0.055 percent. U.S. bond yields hit a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- U.S. regulators joined their European counterparts on Thursday and granted some last-minute relief on a swaps rule, after the derivatives industry said it was overwhelmed with record-keeping requirements by the rule coming online next week aimed at driving down risk in the financial system. The country's banking regulators- the Federal...

  • LONDON, Feb 23- Germany is not worried by the strong demand for its short-dated government bonds but would be willing to issue extra debt if it saw signs of a squeeze that made futures contracts difficult to fulfill, a spokeswoman for its debt office said. The European Central Bank's bond-buying program and upcoming regulatory changes have helped drive...

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- Japanese government bonds firmed on Thursday, after better-than-expected demand at an auction of 20- year JGBs. The benchmark 10- year JGB yield inched down 0.5 bp to 0.075 percent, while 10- year JGB futures were up 0.13 point at 150.21 in afternoon trade, lifted from their morning session close of 150.16 by the auction results.

  • The top 3 safe haven assets this election season

    Asian credit derivatives, the Japanese yen and Asian government bonds are safe haven assets investors should look to, says UBS AM's Hayden Briscoe.

  • Look at Apple derivative plays: Analyst

    Neil Campling, global TMT analyst at Aviate Global, says the best way to play on Apple is to look at related stocks.

  • The world’s biggest banks have agreed to tear up the rule book on derivatives to make it easier to resolve a future failing firm like Lehman Brothers.

  • Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

    Richmond Fed's Jeffrey Lacker said that his dissent from the central bank's exit strategy stemmed from its mortgage-backed securities plan.

  • Warren Buffett called derivatives “financial weapons of mass destruction”

    Warren Buffett famously referred to derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction," but unless we accept that residential mortgages are too, the phrase glorifies them into something they are not.

  • Clever finance critters are fleeing from swaps to futures, escaping the new regulatory regime that was a center-piece of Dodd-Frank.

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    After the unveiling of Libor rate-rigging practices among banks, eyes are turning to other markets, worrying that the manipulation would not be limited to Libor rates, the New York Times reports.

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    Hundreds of employees at big firms, some part of special teams, will be on standby this Sunday, awaiting the results of Greece’s pivotal election. The New York Times reports.

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    Conflicting signs are emerging in Washington over whether JPMorgan Chase’s surprise trading loss will spur tighter regulation on Wall Street, The New York Times reports.

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    JPMorgan’s next move depends on what happens in the credit markets. If investors become fearful about companies’ prospects , JPMorgan’s bet could face even bigger losses, The New York Times reports.

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    The triggering of insurance payments on Greek sovereign debt should be a "non-issue" for the markets, as they will happen in an orderly fashion, a representative of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) told CNBC on Monday.

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    The financial system could face a test this week as industry officials debate a provision of the Greek bailout, the New York Times reports.

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    Interest rate swaps are derivative instruments commonly used by sophisticated investors to allow cash flows on interest-earning securities or loans to be exchanged. CNBC explains.

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    Bankers believe that an additional disclosure requirement, relating to previously unpublished details of banks’ credit exposures, could trigger approaches for credit portfolios from specialist buyers. The FT reports.

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    The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Merrill Lynch’s sale of a complex mortgage-related security it created for Magnetar, an Illinois hedge fund, and the collateral manager involved in the deal. The FT reports.