Retire Better: What does the talk about a trade war mean for my retirement investments?

Here at Retire Better HQ, we’ve gotten a fair amount of email on the return of stock market volatility. U.S. indexes SPX, +1.38% peaked back in January and have gone on a roller-coaster ride since. Some of the recent volatility stems from President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will hit China with trade tariffs, and Beijing’s response that it may do the same to us. In other words, a trade war appears to be brewing.

This leads to our first question:

I’m 62 and hoping to retire by age 67. I keep hearing how a trade war could hurt the U.S.

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