• EWJ
    CNBC2 hours ago

    Asia markets trade mixed as traders tread water ahead of Yellen speech

    Asia markets opened mixed on Wednesday, despite Wall Street's gains overnight, as traders remained in a wait-and-see mode ahead of Jackson Hole.

  • GDX
    MarketWatch4 hours ago

    The unrelenting hunt for yield may end in tears, says James Grant

    The prominent author of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer sounds like a lot like many permabears roaming this yield-parched world.

  • SPY
    Barrons.com4 hours ago

    Can Bonds Keep Defying Their Many Skeptics?

    The iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond exchange-traded fund (TLT) is up 17.5% this year, outpacing the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which has gained just 7% in that period. Only a few years ago, long-term bonds were considered a terrible investment going forward because interest rates supposedly had no place to go but up, which meant that bond values had no place to go but down. A Tumblr post by investment writer John Mauldin quotes the latest thinking of bond guru Gary Shilling, who makes the case that bonds can continue their upward movement.