Opinion: The record $1 trillion trade deficit doesn’t even count hundreds of millions of small packages mailed directly from China

It looks like the United States just set a record in 2021—and not a good one. When complete December data comes out on Feb. 8, it will mark the first time the nation ever racked up an annual goods trade deficit exceeding $1 trillion. That’s a staggering sum, and it represents a massive, ongoing shift … Read more

Taxes on stock trades may surprise new investors

This year’s tax filing season begins on January 24. Some new, younger investors may be in for a surprise. Last year’s trading frenzy over “meme stocks,” such as AMC Entertainment and GameStop, could now have an unexpected impact on 2021 tax returns. “Last year was a really interesting year in terms of investors, especially younger … Read more