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Securities Derivatives

  • *Europe shares follow Asia lower, U.S. stock futures down. LONDON, Aug 9- President Donald Trump's warning North Korea faced "fire and fury" and Pyongyang's threat of possible retaliation drove investors out of stocks on Wednesday and into the safety of the yen, Swiss franc, gold and government debt. "Trump's comments about North Korea have created nervousness and...

  • *Europe shares follow Asia lower, U.S. stock futures down. LONDON, Aug 9- President Donald Trump's warning North Korea faced "fire and fury" and Pyongyang's response it was considering an attack on Guam drove investors out of stocks on Wednesday and into the safety of the yen, Swiss franc, gold and government debt. "Trump's comments about North Korea have created...

  • *Pyongyang says it is considering missile strike on Guam. TOKYO, Aug 9- Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped on Wednesday and investors sought havens such as U.S. Treasuries, gold and the yen as tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated, with Pyongyang saying it is considering plans to attack Guam.

  • *Pyongyang says it is considering missile strike on Guam. President Donald Trump told North Korea that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury," a spokesman for the Korean People's Army said in a statement carried by the North's state-run KCNA news agency that it was considering a strike aimed at U.S. military bases on Guam.

  • *Pyongyang says it is considering missile strike on Guam. Treasuries, gold and the safe-haven yen rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after tensions on the Korean peninsula escalated with Pyongyang's warning that it is "carefully examining" plans for a missile strike on the U.S. President Donald Trump told North Korea that any threat to the United States...

  • *Wall Street expected to open flat to lower, futures show. *Miners weigh on European shares, Asia makes modest gains. Wall Street was expected to open flat to marginally lower, according to index futures, after slight falls on European bourses and modest gains in Asia.

  • *Futures down: Dow 3 pts, S&P 1.5 pts, Nasdaq 2.5 pts. Aug 8- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Tuesday as investors awaited results from big retail names to end a largely positive earnings season that powered a recent record rally. *However, with summer months setting in and with the U.S. Congress on vacation, trading volume is expected to be relatively...

  • LONDON, Aug 7- Hedge funds and other money managers are becoming bullish again about oil prices, for the third time this year, as investors conclude the market is showing clear signs of rebalancing. Hedge funds raised their combined net long position across the five major futures and options contracts linked to petroleum prices by 135 million barrels in the week...

  • LONDON, Aug 7- Hedge funds and other money managers are becoming bullish again about oil prices, for the third time this year, as investors conclude the market is showing clear signs of rebalancing. Hedge funds raised their combined net long position across the five major futures and options contracts linked to petroleum prices by 135 million barrels in the week...

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 7- China stocks fell slightly on Monday as losses in energy and utilities offset gains in technology firms, but many investors were reluctant to stake out fresh positions as they awaited a flurry of data in the next two weeks. Signalling expectations of further weakness, China CSI300 stock index futures for August fell 0.4 percent to 3,690.8, 12.8...

  • *Dollar still down for the week after White House woes. LONDON, Aug 4- The dollar, bond yields and U.S. stock futures all rose on Friday, following stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data which also pointed to wage growth picking up in the world's biggest economy. The U.S. Labor Department said non-farm payrolls increased by 209,000 jobs last month amid broad gains...

  • Aug 4- U.S. stocks index futures extended gains on Friday after a report from the Labor Department showed monthly employment numbers for July came in above expectations. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 209,000 last month, above the 183,000 increase expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:31 a.m. ET:.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Even as U.S. stocks remain near highs and daily gyrations for stock prices are the most subdued in more than half a century, some options-based measures point to investors positioning for increased volatility. "There's been a lot more interest in hedging with VIX options for a volatility spike in the past couple of weeks," said Nitin Saksena, head of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- Even as U.S. stocks remain near highs and daily gyrations for stock prices are the most subdued in more than half a century, some options-based measures point to investors positioning for increased volatility. "There's been a lot more interest in hedging with VIX options for a volatility spike in the past couple of weeks," said Nitin Saksena, head of...

  • The company reported a profit of $838 million, or 77 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, up from $64 million, or 6 cents per share, a year earlier. Derivatives losses fell steeply to $284 million from $1.4 billion a year earlier. Excluding gains or losses from investments and derivatives, operating profit was $1.30 per share, narrowly beating...

  • Aug 2- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday with a rally in Apple's shares lifting the technology sector and setting the Dow industrials on course to breach the 22,000 mark. *The Dow has risen 11 percent in 2017, even as Wall Street is losing confidence that President Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress will be able to cut taxes and...

  • *Futures: Dow 100 pts, S&P 5.25 pts, Nasdaq 20 pts. Aug 1- U.S. stock index futures started the month on a strong note, with Dow futures surging 100 points on Tuesday, driven by a set of upbeat earnings reports and ahead of Apple's quarterly results. *Shares of Dow-component Apple were up 0.36 percent in premarket trading.

  • *Dow touches record high, Boeing biggest boost. July 31- All three major U.S. indexes were set for their best monthly gains since February, with the Dow touching yet another record high. I think it's just a matter of the fact that they have had a very strong run, "said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin, Texas.

  • *Tech stocks drag S&P, Nasdaq. July 31- The S&P and the Nasdaq were trading lower on Monday morning as tech stocks weighed on the indexes, while the Dow touched a record high, boosted by Boeing Co. I think it's just a matter of the fact that they have had a very strong run, "said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin, Texas.

  • *Futures up: Dow 50 pts; S&P 3 pts; Nasdaq 12.75 pts. July 31- U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher on Monday with investors assessing Corporate America's second quarter earnings scorecard while waiting for a clutch of economic data. *Data vying for attention includes ISM Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index data that is expected at 9:45 a.m. ET.