Catholic cardinal, others arrested under Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG — A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing’s erosion of rights in the city. The arrests further expand a … Read more

Everything you need to know to get your yard ready for summer

This article is reprinted by permission from The Escape Home, a newsletter for second homeowners and those who want to be. Subscribe here. © 2022. All rights reserved. This week we caught up with Jeff Keiter, our resident landscape architecture guru, who previously chatted with us about winter trends for your yard. Today we are … Read more

‘Open discussion of salary is protected by law’: Should you tell your coworkers your salary — or keep it a secret?

Hello and welcome to Financial Face-off, a MarketWatch column where we help you weigh financial decisions. Our columnist will give her verdict. Tell us whether you think she’s right in the comments. And please share your suggestions for future Financial Face-off columns. The job market is hot and so are salaries. People are quitting jobs … Read more

Here’s what could spark another ‘risk, risk’ fight for stocks and bonds

Stock markets are expected to start with small losses on Monday, resuming the weakness seen in last week’s shortened vacationas another big revenue list looms. That’s when bond yields go up. Our call of the day, from a team of Evercore strategists led by Julian Emanuel, says stocks and bonds are “destined to move together” … Read more

Recession Fears and the Stock Market — Is it too late to play defence?

Recession fears are rising as the Federal Reserve prepares to fight inflation. Many stock market investors are already playing defense and may wonder if these strategies have more leeway. But first, how worrisome is a recession? Google searches for the term have increased sharply, according to the search giant’s trend data shown below: Google The … Read more

Recession Fears and the Stock Market — Is it too late to play defence?

Recession fears are growing as the Federal Reserve prepares to fight inflation. Many stock market investors are already playing defense and may wonder if these strategies have more leeway. But first, how worrisome is a recession? Google searches for the term have increased sharply, according to the search giant’s trend data shown below: Google The … Read more

Here’s The Credit Suisse Monetary Plumbing Guru’s Handbook If The Rest Of The World Breaks Free From The US Dollar

It’s pretty much accepted that no one knows as much about the plumbing of the global financial system as Zoltan Pozsar, global head of short-term interest rate strategy at Credit Suisse, who was the resource person on the evolving market for senior US officials during the 2008 global financial crisis and mapped the shadow banking … Read more

The stock market is behaving much like it did during the war in Iraq. Here is the future if the pattern continues.

History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. The 2003 Iraq War doesn’t have many parallels to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, other than perhaps global unpopularity. But there seems to be at least one parallel – how stocks have performed, as this chart shows. Joachim Klement, strategist at Liberum Capital in London, said if stocks … Read more

Here’s Wall Street’s first recession call of the new inflation era

One of the big questions over the past week is whether to heed the bond market’s apparent warning that the US economy could slide into recession after the Federal Reserve went into a tightening frenzy. At least one Wall Street bank now agrees. “Two shocks in recent months, the war in Ukraine and the rise … Read more

Stock market in ‘tough ride’ after Brainard’s ‘tough talk’ on Fed balance sheet

Tough talk Tuesday about the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet from a key policymaker could signal a rush for equity investors, a Wall Street economist warns. “Fedspeak has become increasingly hawkish with a noted dove hinting that balance sheet reduction could begin as early as next month,” said Joe LaVorgna, chief economist for the Americas at … Read more