China’s Trade Surplus Hit a Record in 2021. These Stocks Helped Make It Happen.

China had a record trade surplus in 2021. Dreamtime Text size Remember the trade war? Supply chains diversifying out of China? Chinese exports apparently missed the memo. The country racked up a record $676 billion trade surplus for 2021, a 60% jump from the pre-pandemic year of 2019. Don’t blame currency manipulation. The yuan rose … Read more

U.S. Trade Merchandise Deficit Topped $1 Trillion For First Time In 2021

The sunset illuminates the scene of dozens of container ships located off the coast of Egypt’s ports … [+] Los Angeles and Long Beach awaited unloading last fall. Los Angeles Times via Getty Images US merchandise trade crossed $1 trillion in 2021 for the first time, just one year after it topped $900 billion for … Read more