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22.08.2019

Sovereign investors' dislike for equities mostly fades in second quarter

Sovereign wealth funds' distaste for equities mostly faded in the second quarter, with some investors turning to emerging- market passive equity funds, data from the research firm eVestment showed on...
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21.08.2019

U.S. money fund assets hit highest since October 2009: iMoneyNet

U.S. money market funds amassed their highest level of assets since October 2009 as investors shift cash into low-risk products amid worries about a global economic slowdown and trade tensions, a...
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21.08.2019

Moneysaving 101: Four ways to cut college textbook costs

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)
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20.08.2019

DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach says Federal Reserve has lost control

The Federal Reserve has lost control of interest rates as evidenced by the federal funds rate trading higher than any part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve, Jeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of...
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20.08.2019

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass sees 'shallow recession' potentially in 2020: CNBC

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass told CNBC on Tuesday that he sees a "shallow recession" potentially in 2020, also adding that he thinks U.S. interest rates will follow the global interest rates all the...
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16.08.2019

Yields rise on German fiscal stimulus hopes

Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday on a report that Germany may be open to running a deficit to boost growth, while stronger stock markets also reduced demand for safe haven debt.
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15.08.2019

Canada's Intact Financial to buy Guarantee Co, Frank Cowan for C$1 billion

Canadian property and casualty insurer Intact Financial Corp said on Thursday it agreed to buy The Guarantee Co of North America and Frank Cowan Co for C$1 billion ($750.6 million) in cash from...
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13.08.2019

Your Money: Big companies explore virtual care to curb healthcare costs

Big companies are increasing incorporating virtual technology and care options into employee benefit plans to combat the rising healthcare costs that long been corporate America's bugaboo, according...
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13.08.2019

U.S. regulators to drop accounting test in 'Volcker' rewrite: sources

U.S. regulators have circulated a new draft of the "Volcker Rule" that would further ease its requirements and scrap a proposed new test that had been met with fierce resistance from Wall Street,...
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13.08.2019

Third Point cuts United Technologies stake after opposing Raytheon deal

Hedge fund Third Point LLC said on Tuesday that it recently cut its investment in United Technologies Corp , becoming the second activist hedge fund to sell shares after the company announced a...
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12.08.2019

U.S. yields tumble on trade worries, political tension

U.S. Treasury yields fell on Monday, in line with the weak stock market, as trade worries and global political tensions in places such as Hong Kong and Argentina supported safe-haven assets.
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09.08.2019

U.S. bond yields rise on confusion over U.S. trade move

U.S. Treasury yields rose on Friday amid confusion over the United States policy on trade with China, while political turmoil in Italy compounded investor concerns, capping a volatile week in the...
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09.08.2019

Market weighs risk of negative U.S. Treasury yields

Traders and analysts are considering whether U.S. bond yields would fall below zero as a record amount around the world sank into negative territory this week.
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09.08.2019

Precious metal funds reap fourth biggest weekly inflows as investors play safe: BAML

Precious metal funds recorded the fourth-largest inflows ever in the week to Wednesday and investment-grade funds sucked in money, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Friday, as rising trade...
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09.08.2019

Investors embrace ESG investing but don't target gun stocks

Two new BlackRock Inc funds that exclude gun makers are off to slow starts as socially-minded investors embrace other products addressing a wide range of issues like environmental and governance...
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08.08.2019

U.S.-based high-yield junk bond funds post largest weekly outflow since October

U.S.-based high-yield junk bond funds posted more than $4 billion of outflows in the week ended Wednesday, the largest weekly cash withdrawals since October 2018, according to Refinitiv's Lipper...
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08.08.2019

Negative-yielding bond supply hits all-time high - J.P. Morgan

The amount of bonds carrying negative yields increased to an all-time peak of $13.2 trillion on Wednesday, up $1.6 trillion or 13.4% from a month earlier in the wake of a dramatic rally in bond...
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08.08.2019

U.S. small-cap stocks under renewed threat from tariffs

Last week's announcement of more U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods may have undermined the prospects for small-cap stocks to rebound this year, even after a brief respite from the Federal Reserve's...
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08.08.2019

Fidelity's money-market fund assets surged 20% in past year

Fidelity Investments' money-market fund assets have climbed $116 billion, or 20%, over the past 12 months as investors embrace higher yields for their idle cash, research firm Crane Data said on...
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08.08.2019

Hedge fund Hoplite Capital plans to shut down - letter

Hedge fund Hoplite Capital is returning money to outside clients after a period of sluggish returns, the firm's founder, John Lykouretzos, told investors in a letter on Wednesday.
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