MarketWatch rounded up 10 of its most interesting articles published over the past week.
1. Under Armour’s troubles
Under Armour Inc. UA, -2.17% disappointed analysts with fourth-quarter results that came in below expectations. The company’s shares have plunged 23% so far this year. Ciara Linnane explained why Standard and Poor’s piled on by downgrading Under Armour’s debt to a junk rating. Then read the pointed reaction from NBA star Stephen Curry, who has a big endorsement deal with the sporting apparel company, to the CEO’s praise for President Trump.
2. Another brutal quarter for Twitter
Shares of Twitter Inc. TWTR, -4.78% plummeted 12% on Wednesday, after the company reported its 13th quarterly net loss since it went public in November 2013. That wiped out almost all of the 2017 gains (shares were still up 1% for 2017 through Thursday), following declines of 30% in 2016, 35% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. Caitlin Huston looks behind Twitter’s reported subscriber growth numbers and finds them lacking.
3. Tom Brady and your retirement timing
When asked before his Super Bowl victory if he would retire, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said, “This is the time to capitalize. I’ve worked too hard to get to this point.” Catey Hill explains how this concept can apply to anyone’s career and preparation for retirement.
Richard Thaler: Here’s the best investing strategy
Professor Richard Thaler, an expert in behavioral economics, talked to MarketWatch about his ‘lazy’ investing strategy that allows investors to maximize their returns while doing very little.
4. Where’s the best place for you to live?
U.S. News came out this weekl with its annual list of the 100 best metro areas to live in. Shawn Langlois takes it a step further with a quiz to help you determine the best one for you.
5. Unemployed? Here are four steps you can take
Jon Acuff has lost his job three times in 19 years. This is what he says to do next.
6. Measuring market fear during ‘Trump time’
Mark DeCambre describes measures of market volatility and how investors see President Trump’s potential to affect stock prices.
7. Trump’s angry tweet equals a bounce for Nordstrom
President Trump predictably bashed Nordstrom Inc. JWN, -2.34% via Twitter after the retailer decided to stop carrying Ivanka Trump’s fashion line. But Tomi Kilgore did some technical analysis to show that Trump’s tweets don’t necessarily move markets.
8. A closer look at why an appellate court rejected Trump’s immigration order
Brett Arends argues the president should have won the case — but he bungled it. Here’s how it turned into a fiasco. Or was it a deliberate tactic?
Here’s what’s behind the whiskey boom in the U.S.
Whiskey suppliers’ gross revenues reached $ 8.1 billion in 2015 and are estimated to have grown further in 2016. The surging demand for whiskey in the U.S. has led to a boom in craft distilleries opening up across the country.
9. Can Amazon change our behavior again?
10. How to fix Medicare
Medicare expenses represent a huge part of the federal budget. Neeraj Sood says the way to get health outcomes for less is to expand its cost-control mechanisms — and we already know how to do it.