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Investing Securities

  • May 31- With bond yields at historic lows, cash may now be in a rare period when it offers better portfolio protection and diversification than bonds. Yields on benchmark 10- year U.S. In a low-return world, the drawdowns from government bonds have been significant, Alain Bokobza and the asset allocation team at Societe Generale write in a note to clients.

  • Only four out of the more than 10,000 mutual funds based in the United States have bitcoin as part of their portfolios, according to data from Morningstar Inc. Of those four, three are from the same New York- based firm, Kinetics, which collectively manages $1.2 billion in total assets. The value of bitcoin has more than doubled this year in volatile trading as...

  • NEW YORK, May 31- Fund investors binged on bonds during the latest week, sending another $8.1 billion to U.S.-based debt funds that have not recorded a week of withdrawals this year, Investment Company Institute data showed on Wednesday. Taxable bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in the United States attracted $7.4 billion, while municipal bond funds...

  • LONDON, May 31- Euro zone government bond yields briefly fell on Wednesday after data showed inflation dropping well below the European Central Bank's target ahead of a meeting of policymakers next week. The yields on government debt from Italy and Portugal, countries seen benefiting the most from ECB stimulus, fell the most. "The inflation numbers haven't been...

  • NEW YORK, May 31- Long-dated U.S. U.S. 30- year yields touched 2.866 percent, their lowest since April 21, and benchmark 10- year yields touched their lowest in 13 days of 2.198 percent after the National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, dropped 1.3 percent in April to 109.8. "Clearly the momentum is on the...

  • *Polish CPI, first figure for May from CEE, is below forecasts. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, May 31- Poland's 10- year government bond price hit a 7- month high and the zloty steadied, after May figures from Central Europe's biggest economy showed lower than expected inflation in the second month in a row. Flash figures for May showed that Poland's annual inflation dropped to...

  • LONDON, May 31- South European government bond yields fell on Wednesday after inflation data for the euro zone dropped well below the European Central Bank target ahead of a meeting of policymakers next week. The yields on government debt from Italy and Portugal, countries seen benefiting the most from ECB stimulus, dropped 2-3 basis points on Wednesday,...

  • FRANKFURT, May 31- Europe must stop stalling and agree on debt relief measures for Greece on June 15 to revive the only euro zone economy still in recession, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday. Coeure, a key ally of ECB President Mario Draghi, weighed forcefully into the debate pitting Greece against countries like Germany and the...

  • LONDON, May 31- German bond yields edged higher and most other euro zone government bonds were steady on Wednesday on expectations that Italian consumer prices data will help shore up inflation across the single currency bloc. High-grade euro zone bond yields have dropped in recent days on below-forecast inflation numbers from Germany and Spain, data that...

  • BEIJING, May 31- China's central bank said on Wednesday that its holdings of short foreign currency positions in forwards and futures versus the yuan shrank in April. The People's Bank of China held $11.544 billion of such positions with commercial banks as of the end of April, down from $12.09 billion one month earlier, official data showed.

  • TOKYO, May 31- Japanese government bonds edged lower on Wednesday, though moves were small as investors awaited details of the Bank of Japan's regular bond-purchasing operations for June. Undermining bond market sentiment, Japan's factory output rebounded in April from March and grew at the fastest pace in almost six years, taking production to its highest...

  • BOSTON, May 31- After U.S. But now investors are pouring money back in, boosting net deposits in 22 green funds to nearly $83 million in the first four months of 2017, according to data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper unit. The coal industry faces problems in the marketplace that are too big for any government to solve, said Murray Rosenblith, a portfolio manager for the...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • 1- Jun Spain Bond auction 1- Jun Japan 3- month discount bill auction 1- Jun Japan Auction of 10- year government bonds 5- Jun France Auction of BTF Treasury notes 6- Jun United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 2% Treasury Gilt 2022. 6- Jun Netherlands DTC auction 6- Jun Japan Auction of 30- year government bonds 7- Jun Germany Auction of 5- year Federal notes 7- Jun Sweden...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 30- Goldman Sachs Group Inc's statement that it never transacted directly with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when it bought $2.8 billion of bonds for pennies on the dollar was dismissed by the country's opposition on Tuesday as an effort to "put lipstick on this pig." The New York- based investment bank came under fire...

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  • NEW YORK, May 30- BlackRock Inc expects $300 billion in new money from insurers to flood into the already booming bond exchange-traded fund sector over the next five years, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following a move by regulators to adjust some requirements on how the investments are valued. A National Association of Insurance Commissioners working group...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the trustee for Puerto Ricos COFINA bonds not to make a $16 million payment due on June 1, allowing creditors to litigate competing claims to the money that could be central to how the bankrupt U.S. territory restructures debt. Judge Laura Taylor Swain made the ruling during a hearing in her Manhattan courtroom,...

  • CARACAS/ NEW YORK, May 30- Goldman Sachs Group Inc's statement that it never transacted directly with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when it bought $2.8 billion of bonds for pennies on the dollar was dismissed by the country's opposition on Tuesday as an effort to "put lipstick on this pig." The New York- based investment bank came under fire...

  • *Greece denies report it may opt out of bailout money. LONDON, May 30- German government bond yields fell to their lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday as inflation slowed in the bloc's biggest economy, underscoring the challenges the European Central Bank faces in normalising monetary policy. This further tempers expectations for policy tweaks at the...