One of the hottest topics in politics right now is the possibility of a trade war between the U.S. and China. As a nation, Americans know that this is not a positive thing, but most don't understand how it will personally affect them. One of the main things caught in the crossfires of a potential trade war is the status of many American's 401K which is leaving many retirees and likely retirees wondering what's this going to mean for their retirement.
The stock market has seen some better times, and though they've seen much worse in history, it's not looking promising for those looking forward to retirement. U.S. stocks have been down significantly (around $1.3 trillion in value) since President Trump announced a threat to impose a 10% tariff on an additional $300 billion in Chinese import (Gandel; CBS News). With this tariff imposed, it's stopping overseas sales which many companies rely on to make a substantial profit.