Wall Street Bond Dealers Whipsawed on Bearish Treasuries Bet

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img Betting against U.S. government debt this year is turning out to be a fool’s errand. Just ask Wall Street’s biggest bond dealers.

While the losses that their economists predicted have yet to materialize, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Citigroup Inc. (C) and the 20 other firms that trade with the Federal Reserve began wagering on a Treasuries selloff last month for the first time since 2011. The s

U.S. Index Futures Little Changed Amid AT&T, Yum Results

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img U.S. stock futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index completed its longest winning streak since September, as investors weighed earnings from AT&T Inc. (T) to Yum! Brands Inc.

AT&T slipped 2.2 percent in early New York trading after maintaining its forecast for earnings growth. Amgen Inc. (AMGN) dropped 2 percent in Germany after sales for its best-selling arthritis dr

Yen Falls Versus Major Peers After Japan’s Trade Deficit Widens

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img The yen fell versus 15 of its 16 major peers after a report showed Japan’s trade deficit widened more than forecast last month.

The dollar held its biggest weekly advances in a month versus the yen and the euro ahead of leading U.S. economic indicators that may back speculation the Federal Reserve will remove stimulus this year. New Zealand’s dollar was little changed before the Reserve Bank s

Google’s Stake in $2 Billion Apple-Samsung Trial Revealed

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img Google Inc. (GOOG)’s stake in the outcome of a $2 billion trial over smartphones using its Android operating system was revealed by testimony that the company indemnified Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) against some of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s patent claims.

The videotaped testimony of a Google patent lawyer describing terms of the search engine company’s agreement with Samsung was played for juro

Hedge Funds Cut Gold Bets in Longest Slide of 2014: Commodities

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img Hedge funds lowered bullish bets on gold for a fourth week, the longest streak this year.

The net-long position contracted to the lowest since mid-February as speculators sold bullion on signs of accelerating U.S. economic growth. The investors more than doubled bets on lower prices in the past month while reducing wagers on a rally in six of the past seven weeks.

U.S. durable goods orders rise broadly | Top Forex Brokers

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img Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth in the... moreShare it now!

U.S. Index Futures Are Little Changed After S&P 500 Jump

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img U.S. stock-index futures were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPX) posted its biggest weekly gain since July, amid corporate-earnings reports.

Barrick Gold Corp. dropped and Newmont Mining Corp. advanced as the two gold miners discuss a possible merger, people with the knowledge of the matter said. Halliburton Co. (HAL) climbed 0.1 percent after forecasting profit growth

Apple boosts buyback, to split stock 7-for-1

Posted by Forexsq 8 hours ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Apple Inc. reported a 7% increase in quarterly profit, amid intensifying competition for mobile devices, and announced increases to its stock buyback and dividend programs.

Apple AAPL +8.69% increased its share repurchase authorization to $90 billion from the $60 billion level announced last year. The company also increased its quarterly dividend by about 8% and said it will split its stock 7

Levine on Wall Street: What Is Insider Trading?

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.bloombergview.com)
img What do you need to know to make it insider trading?

Poor Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson, who were sentenced to four and a half years and six and a half years respectively in prison for trading on information that they got like fourth-hand from an investor relations employee at Dell who was never charged with a crime and still works in investor relations, will have their appeals heard by the

Nasdaq futures soar on Apple; Caterpillar, GM report

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img The Nasdaq Composite could steal the show on Wall Street later on Thursday, with tech futures soaring nearly 1.5% in the wake of strong results from Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc.

Other stock futures also pointed higher, as investors looked ahead to one of the busiest days of the week for earnings. Share of Caterpillar Inc., General Motors Co. and Aetna Inc. were all rising in premarket after re

Wall Street opens flat as earnings deluge looms

Posted by Forexsq 3 days ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep buying following a strong rally last week and ahead of a heavy week of corporate earnings.

* The S&P 500 .SPX had its best week since July last week, boosted by strong results from such names as General Electric Co (GE.N) and Morgan Stanley (MS.N). However, thus far the earnings season has been mix

Strong durable goods orders buoy U.S. growth outlook

Posted by Forexsq 8 hours ago (http://www.reuters.com)
img The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week, but the rise probably does not suggest a shift in labor market conditions as the underlying trend continued to point to strength.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,000 for the week ended April 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday

Sterling could sink as Scottish independence vote nears

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img At stake in the Scottish independence referendum on Sept. 18 is not just the future of a 307-year-old union with England but also the stability of a currency — sterling GBPUSD +0.17% — that is still ranked by the International Monetary Fund as the world’s third most important reserve money after the dollar and the euro.

The debate on Scotland’s fate gets fully into its stride this week with p

Dollar Gains After Durable-Goods Orders Increase Before Fed

Posted by Forexsq 8 hours ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The dollar was little changed after U.S. durable goods orders rose more than forecast in March and weekly initial-jobless claims increased.

The euro pared gains against the dollar and the yen after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said slowing inflation may trigger asset purchases. Sweden’s krona advanced amid central-bank minutes showing Governor Stefan Ingves saw no compelling re

Aussie Rises on Rate Bets Before CPI Data as Yuan Falls

Posted by Forexsq 2 days ago (http://www.bloomberg.com)
img The Australian dollar rose the most in two weeks against its U.S. counterpart before a report tomorrow that economists said will show inflation accelerated, boosting speculation interest rates are set to increase.

The Aussie gained versus all but two of its 16 major counterparts before the government releases its consumer price index. The yuan touched a 14-month low and Japan’s yen snapped a s
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