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  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen will hold a press conference half an hour later. *The Fed is likely to say that it will start unwinding its holdings of about $4.2 trillion in bonds and mortgage-backed securities from October. *Traders now bet the odds of a December move at 56.4 percent, compared with 46.8 percent a week ago, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 20- Parents who are counting on savings in 529 plans to pay for college this year or next could be in for an unpleasant surprise. Right when they need the money most to cover costs for tuition and dormitory rooms, they could find their 529 stash has dwindled. Most 529 money for students about to go to college is placed in bonds by fund managers.

  • Fed rate decision expected at 1800 GMT. LONDON, Sept 20- Euro zone government bond yields nudged down on Wednesday as investors awaited the conclusion of a U.S. And any weakening in the single currency, up around 14 percent against the dollar this year, could encourage the European Central Bank to press ahead with plans to unwind its hefty stimulus scheme.

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 20- Hungarian bonds traded at record-low yields and the forint slipped on Wednesday, a day after Hungary's central bank eased policy, including cutting its overnight deposit rate deeper into negative territory. Last month, the Czech central bank started to reverse many years of rate cuts after inflation exceeded its target, which is the lowest in...

  • Fed rate decision expected at 1800 GMT. LONDON, Sept 20- Germany's 10- year bond yield hovered near recent five-week highs on Wednesday as investors awaited the conclusion of a U.S. And any weakening in the single currency, up around 14 percent against the dollar this year, could encourage the European Central Bank to press ahead with plans to unwind its hefty...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Benchmark Japanese bonds edged slightly down on Wednesday, but longer maturities steadied as investors adjusted positions ahead of the outcome of the U.S. JGBs shrugged off data released earlier on Wednesday that showed Japan's exports rose at their fastest pace in nearly four years in August. The JGB market has also had a muted reaction to...

  • WASHINGTON— It will come as no surprise if the Federal Reserve has an announcement to make when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: That it's ready to begin paring its enormous $4.5 trillion portfolio containing Treasurys and mortgage bonds. The Fed expanded its bond holdings— the major assets on its balance sheet— in the years after the financial crisis...

  • Sept 20- Toys "R" Us Inc has been making $400 million in interest payments on its debt every year, largely due to its $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005. The bankruptcy filing was the culmination of an unsuccessful seven-month effort by Toys "R" Us to find relief from its $5.2 billion debt pile, according to bankruptcy court filings and people familiar with the...

  • Sept 20- Toys "R" Us Inc has been making $400 million in interest payments on its debt every year, largely due to its $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005. The bankruptcy filing was the culmination of an unsuccessful seven-month effort by Toys "R" Us to find relief from its $5.2 billion debt pile, according to bankruptcy court filings and people familiar with the...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 20- Sept Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 20- Sept Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Sept Sweden Auction of government bonds 21- Sept France BTAN/Index-linked Securities auction 21- Sept Spain Bond auction 26- Sept United States Sale of 2- year notes 26-...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 20- Sept Germany Auction of 30- year Federal bonds 20- Sept Japan 3- month discount bill auction 20- Sept Sweden Auction of government bonds 21- Sept France BTAN/Index-linked Securities auction 21- Sept Spain Bond auction 26- Sept United States Sale of 2- year notes 26-...

  • A look at the AP Municipal Bond Index for Tuesday, Sept. 19:. Yield climbed 4 basis points over the last week to 1.82 percent. It was 6 basis points on Sept. 12.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Investors will also be watching for signals that the Fed will raise interest rates in December, in addition to any clarity on personnel changes as Fed Chair Janet Yellens term-end approaches and after the resignation of Vice Chair Stanley Fischer earlier this month. We will see what Yellen has to say at the press conference regarding the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- Active mutual fund managers are decreasing the use of passive exchange-traded funds in their portfolios, a shift that leaves more of their performance numbers up to their own investment picks. Fund managers may be using fewer ETFs because of concerns the U.S. stock market is overvalued as it continues to touch all-time highs, said Todd...

  • BOSTON, Sept 19- Vanguard Group needs its hands-off investor base to pay attention. On Nov. 15 the world's largest mutual fund company will stage its broadest shareholder meeting in eight years and needs enough individual investors to vote on measures such as installing three new fund board members including Tim Buckley, who is set to take over as Vanguard chief...

  • Sept 19- U.S. stocks were little changed in morning trading on Tuesday as investors avoided taking major bets ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's bond holdings. Investors do not expect the central bank to increase interest rates in the meeting but will closely watch Fed Chair Janet Yellen's...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Investors will also be watching for signals that the Fed will raise interest rates in December, in addition to any clarity on personnel changes as Fed Chair Janet Yellens term-end approaches and after the resignation of Vice Chair Stanley Fischer earlier this month. We will see what Yellen has to say at the press conference regarding the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Investors will also be watching for signals that the Fed will raise interest rates in December, in addition to any clarity on personnel changes as Fed Chair Janet Yellens term-end approaches and after the resignation of Vice Chair Stanley Fischer earlier this month. We will see what Yellen has to say at the press conference regarding the...

  • Sept 19- U.S. stocks index futures pointed to another record open for the S&P and the Dow on Tuesday, ahead of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to roll out a plan to pare the central bank's bond holdings. Investors do not expect the central bank to increase interest rate in the meeting but will closely watch Fed Chair Janet Yellen's views on...

  • *Demand soars for Portugal as country wins back investment rating. *Portugal- Italy yield spread tightest since March 2010 at 33 bps. LONDON, Sept 19- The gap between Portuguese and Italian 10- year government bond yields narrowed on Tuesday to levels not seen since the start of the euro zone debt crisis of 2010-2012, showing how much investor sentiment towards...