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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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08.08.2019

Manulife profit beats on strength in Asia unit

Canada's largest insurer insurer Manulife Financial Corp on Wednesday edged past estimates for second-quarter profit, helped by strength in Asia unit, its biggest.
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08.08.2019

Your Money: What to do if you need to sell stocks now

When stocks are volatile, conventional wisdom says to stay the course. But what if you have tuition due or a pending home purchase and you just really need to cash out?
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07.08.2019

Hedge fund investor Tarrant, who bet with Warren Buffett, dies

Investor Jeffrey Tarrant, whose firm Protege Partners backed billionaire managers including William Ackman and Marc Lasry early in their careers and made a bet with Warren Buffett that hedge funds...
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07.08.2019

U.S. money market assets rise to highest since 2009 - iMoneyNet

U.S. money market fund assets jumped to their highest level since 2009 as investors unnerved by the rapid deterioration in trade talks between China and the United States piled into these cash-like...
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07.08.2019

U.S. banks limp away from hopes of interest margin expansion

Big U.S. banks are under pressure again, as policymakers around the globe have dashed any hopes that the industry might finally be able to earn more money on loans, after more than a decade of...
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