MarketWatch rounded up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.
1. Leave your emotions at the door
It’s easy to say “buy low, sell high” or ”don’t chase performance” or “don’t panic,” but fear and excitement are difficult for everyone to overcome. Michael Brush talks about how our investing brains are wired to sabotage our best intentions and gives advice on how to avoid common investing mistakes.
2. How a brick-and-mortar retailer bucks the trend
Every earnings season highlights how difficult it is for traditional retailers to compete with online sellers. But there are exceptions. Tonya Garcia explains how this retailer keeps a lot of people coming into its stores.
3. More money milestones
4. Can the U.S. achieve 3% annual growth?
The budget proposal submitted to Congress by the Trump administration assumes the U.S. economy can improve to a 3% annual growth rate from a rate of only 0.7% in the first quarter. Jason Furman crunches the numbers to find out how likely President Trump’s rosy forecast is to become reality.
Just how strong is the economy now? The S&P 500 SPX, +0.03% has returned 14% since President Trump was elected on Nov. 8. Howard Gold shows how “soft” data, including measures of sentiment, support the rally, while the “hard” data indicate the stock rally has been overdone.
5. Honoring a veteran this Memorial Day? How to sort through the 8,000-plus charities that benefit them
While some charities squander donors’ dollars, others make the most of donations in meeting their mission. Brian Mittendorf offers four simple ways to spot the difference between a good cause and a lost cause.
6. It’s time to worry about sunscreen, and many products are no good
Emma Court shares alarming data about how many sunscreen products don’t work, while providing advice on how to protect your skin from brutal summer sun.
7. Surprising summer travel destinations
8. Guess what category Tesla leads in
9. A Brexit threat that you might not have considered
Ciara Linnane describes the special set of problems faced by this part of the United Kingdom.
10. How to improve your odds of catching a home run
William Davis tells you where to sit at every Major League ballpark if you want to catch a ball that sails over the fence.