These homeowners are putting a floor under house prices


Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Stories resonating with MarketWatch readers this week include a look at what’s been keeping the U.S. housing market afloat. Unlike the real-estate bubble in the mid-2000s, price gains nowadays are largely due to yield-seeking investors buying homes they can rent. This isRead More →

A Danish bank is offering mortgages with negative interest rates — why you shouldn’t wish for that to happen in the U.S.


It’s safe to say that mortgage rates have never been lower in Denmark. In fact, they’re now negative. Denmark’s Jyske Bank JYSKY, -20.24%, is now offering a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage at negative 0.5%. Additionally, Finland-based Nordea Bank announced Wednesday that it will offer a 20-year fixed-rate mortgage in Denmark thatRead More →

Why stocks tend to make money when corporate earnings decline


Don’t miss these top money and investing features: One of the top money and investing stories resonating with MarketWatch readers this past week eased fears that a corporate earnings recession would sink the stock market, while another set aside concern that Americans’ Social Security retirement fund is going broke. Plus,Read More →