Investing Securities

  • LONDON, Nov 19- A potentially huge shift is underway in the U.S. bond market, underscored by a historic swing in hedge fund positions: investors are beginning to think the U.S. economy is close to peaking and the Fed is near the end of its rate-raising cycle. Speculators on U.S. futures markets slashed their bearish bets on 10- year Treasuries last week by the largest...

  • *Ireland/ Germany bond yield spread near widest since late May. LONDON, Nov 19- Irish government bond yield spreads over Germany were near their widest level since late May as worries over the economic impact of a possible messy Brexit hurt demand for Irish debt. Britain is one of Ireland's biggest trading partners, and the border between Northern Ireland and the...

  • *Ireland/ Germany bond yield spread near widest since late May. LONDON, Nov 19- Irish government bond yield spreads over Germany were near their widest level since late May as worries over the economic impact of a messy Brexit hurt demand for the country's debt. Britain is one of Ireland's biggest trading partners, and the border between Northern Ireland and the...

  • MUMBAI, Nov 19- A Reserve Bank of India board meeting began on Monday with investors waiting to see if central bank and government policymakers could bridge differences over several key issues. Top government officials and one independent director have pressed the RBI to ease lending and capital rules for banks, provide more liquidity to the shadow banking...

  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Japan's Ministry of Finance is considering issuing fewer government bonds with maturities of up to 20 years in the fiscal year from April 2019, sources involved in the planning said on Monday. Total bond sales are likely to fall next fiscal year, from 134.2 trillion yen planned this year, due to a narrowing budget deficit, the sources said, requesting...

  • *Nikkei and China shares firm, but US stock futures slip. SYDNEY, Nov 19- Share markets turned mixed in Asia on Monday amid conflicting signals on the prospects for a truce in the Sino-U.S. trade dispute, while the Federal Reserve's newly-found concerns over the global economy constrained the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TOKYO, Nov 19- Longer-dated Japanese government bond prices inched higher on Monday, tracking gains in U.S. The Bank of Japan bought 350 billion yen of JGBs with one- to three-year maturity and 400 billion yen of JGBs with three- to five-year maturity. If the central bank maintains the latest buying size, its total purchases of one- to five-year JGBs will be cut to 3...

  • Nov 16- The chief of California's top utilities regulator said on Friday he was shocked to learn that reassurances he made to investors about PG&E caused the embattled power utility's stock to surge over 40 percent in a matter of minutes. PG&E's stock had slumped over 60 percent since the state's deadliest-ever wildfire broke out last week on fears that...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- U.S. In a CNBC interview at the U.S. central bank's Washington headquarters on Friday, Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said the bank needs to be particularly data-dependent as rates are near the 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent "neutral" range that neither stimulates nor brakes economic growth. "The big driver right now is Fed speech," said Guy LeBas, chief...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- The wild swings in the shares of PG&E Corp over the past week have drawn a rush of trading in the electricity provider's options contracts and traders are betting the stock is going to remain prone to wild gyrations in the near term. Shares of the electricity provider in the northern California region ravaged by a deadly wildfire jumped 36 percent...

  • *Wall St little changed as Nvidia tumbles. NEW YORK, Nov 16- The U.S. dollar weakened and Treasury yields pulled back on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official said U.S. interest rates are near a neutral rate, while continued uncertainty over Brexit clouded currency and other markets. Investors are starting to look at the vice chairmans remarks this morning as...

  • Generally dovish comments from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on the inflation outlook helped support regional bond markets. Ten-year borrowing costs in the bloc's benchmark issuer, Germany, were set for their biggest weekly fall in three weeks, a sign that uncertainty in Britain and Italy continued to bolster demand for safe-haven assets.

  • Generally dovish comments from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on the inflation outlook helped support regional bond markets. Ten-year borrowing costs in the bloc's benchmark issuer, Germany, were set for their biggest weekly fall in three weeks, a sign that uncertainty in Britain and Italy continued to bolster demand for safe-haven assets.

  • Still, 10- year borrowing costs in the bloc's benchmark issuer Germany, were set for their biggest weekly fall in three weeks in a sign that uncertainty in Britain and Italy continued to support demand for safe-haven assets. British Prime Minister Theresa May was grappling with the biggest crisis of her premiership on Friday after a draft divorce deal with the...

  • Nov 15- U.S. stock index futures rose on Thursday, as signs that the United States and China were working to resolve a bitter trade war eased nerves ahead of retail sales data. Walmart Inc shares rose 0.7 percent in premarket trading after the company beat comparable sales estimate for the third quarter, as more shoppers in the U.S. purchased goods at its stores and...

  • *Positive headlines in Italy support BTPs. LONDON, Nov 15- Top-rated German government bond yields tumbled to over two-week lows on Thursday after British Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned, thrusting Prime Minister Theresa May's government into turmoil after she clinched a Brexit deal. "The reason we have a risk-off mood in the euro zone is driven by the UK,"...

  • *Italy sticks to growth and deficit plans in revamped budget. LONDON, Nov 14- Italian bond yields hit three-week highs on Wednesday, widening the gap over top-rated German peers, after Italy re-submitted its 2019 budget to the European Commission with unchanged growth and budget deficit assumptions but falling debt targets. The falling debt forecast in the...

  • TOKYO, Nov 15- Japanese government bond prices were mostly steady on Thursday as an auction of 5- year debt proceeded smoothly and attracted decent investor demand. The 5- year notes were sold at the lowest price of 100.91, marginally higher than market expectations of about 100.89-90, and the auction drew bids of 3.89 times the amount offered.

  • MUMBAI, Nov 14- Reliance Mutual Fund, one of India's largest fund houses, is betting on select mid-cap stocks to make a come-back after a big correction this year due to macro-economic concerns and an emerging market sell off. Stocks in cement, power utilities, real estate, hotels and hospital sectors are attractively valued after correcting 20-40 percent over...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 15- Nov United Kingdom Auction of 1 3/ 4% Treasury Gilt 2037 15- Nov Japan Auction of 5- year government bonds 16- Nov Japan 3- month discount bill auction 19- Nov Japan 1- year discount bill auction 19- Nov Belgium OLO Auction 19- Nov Netherlands DTC Auction 20- Nov United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt...