These homeowners are putting a floor under house prices

2019-08-16

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.

2019-08-12

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

2019-07-07

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 →