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Investing Securities

  • Sept 22- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Friday after tensions between North Korea and the United States escalated again, pushing investors to safe-haven assets. *North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. *Trump on Thursday put more economic pressure on North Korea by ordering additional sanctions,...

  • BEIJING, Sept 22- China's attempts to reduce risks from its rapid buildup in debt are not working as quickly as expected and credit growth is still too fast, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday, a day after it downgraded the country's sovereign credit rating. While S&P warned in June that a cut may be on the cards, it said it decided to make the call after concluding that...

  • BEIJING, Sept 22- China's attempts to reduce risks from its rapid buildup in debt are not working as quickly as expected and credit growth is still too fast, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday, a day after it downgraded the country's sovereign credit rating. While S&P warned in June that a cut may be on the cards, it said it decided to make the call after concluding that...

  • *Fourth term expected for Chancellor Angela Merkel. LONDON, Sept 22- German 10- year bond yields steadied just below 0.5 percent on Friday, ahead of national elections this weekend that are set to return Angela Merkel to office as head of Europe's biggest economy. Compared with France's elections earlier this year, Sunday's vote in Germany has passed largely...

  • BUDAPEST, Sept 22- Hungarian government bonds slightly extended their gains on Friday due to expectations that Hungary's central bank will continue to support the market despite a gradual worldwide monetary tightening. "Negative short-term yields mean a capital loss and that nudges investments into longer maturities," one Budapest- based trader said.

  • BEIJING, Sept 22- China's attempts to reduce risks from its rapid buildup in debt are not working as quickly as expected and credit growth is still too fast, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday, a day after it downgraded the country's sovereign credit rating. While S&P warned in June that a cut may be on the cards, it said it decided to make the call after concluding that...

  • LONDON, Sept 22- A renewed flare-up of tensions between Pyongyang and Washington put emerging markets on track for weekly losses, adding to falls caused by a repricing of U.S. interest rate expectations and higher Treasury yields. North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make a "mentally deranged"...

  • *Fourth term expected for Chancellor Angela Merkel. LONDON, Sept 22- German bond yields steadied just below 0.5 percent on Friday, ahead of German elections this weekend that are expected to return Angela Merkel as leader of Europe's biggest economy. Compared with the run-up to French elections earlier this year, Sunday's upcoming vote in Germany has gone...

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Japanese government bonds firmed on Friday, taking cues from rising risk aversion as tensions escalated on the Korean peninsula. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday he believes the North could consider a hydrogen bomb test of an unprecedented scale in the Pacific Ocean, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Asian stocks fell and the Japanese yen and Swiss franc gained on Friday after North Korea said it might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean and escalated a war of words with U.S. Spreadbetters expected European stocks to start lower amid a chill in risk appetite, forecasting Britain's FTSE to open down 0.3 percent, Germany's DAX to open 0.2...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 26- Sept United States Sale of 2- year notes 26- Sept Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 26- Sept Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 26- Sept Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 27- Sept United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 27- Sept United States Sale...

  • Top Economic Events Polling Unit Diary Today in Washington Political and General News. 26- Sept United States Sale of 2- year notes 26- Sept Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 26- Sept Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 26- Sept Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 27- Sept United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 27- Sept United States Sale...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- U.S.-based taxable-bond funds took in $7 billion during the latest week, the largest weekly intake since July, adding to an already strong year for debt against the backdrop of a rate-hiking cycle, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Taxable-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have now brought in nearly $219 billion this year in the United...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Pop quiz: What percentage of long-term stock market returns are thanks to the humble dividend? Dividend Equity, according to data provided by Chicago- based research shop Morningstar. "The biggest thing is to look for funds that balance quality with yield," said Adam McCullough, a passive strategies analyst at Morningstar.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Taxable-bond funds based in the United States inhaled $7 billion during the latest week, adding to an already strong year for debt, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on Thursday.

  • *Fed seen as more hawkish than market anticipated. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. "The meeting was definitely more hawkish than what the market was anticipating," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Sept 21- Hungarian government debt yields fell to new record lows and the forint led Central European currencies lower on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signalled balance-sheet tightening and one more rate hike in 2017. Tighter Fed policy would make risky assets in emerging markets, including the European Union's eastern members,...

  • US 10-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS FALL TO SESSION LOW OF 2.245 PERCENT.

  • *Fed seen as more hawkish than market anticipated. NEW YORK, Sept 21- The U.S. "The meeting was definitely more hawkish than what the market was anticipating," said Mary Ann Hurley, vice president in fixed income trading at D.A.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Pop quiz: What percentage of long-term stock market returns are thanks to the humble dividend? Dividend Equity, according to data provided by Chicago- based research shop Morningstar. "The biggest thing is to look for funds that balance quality with yield," said Adam McCullough, a passive strategies analyst at Morningstar.