1) Today we see a lot of activity within the international trade arena as the U.S. trade deficit has soared to a record high.
• Trade is designed to create bigger market opportunities, so why is the balance of trade so out of balance for the U.S.?
• Is it bad to have a trade deficit, or does it not matter?
2)Using the information you have learned so far in this class, state what you think will cause market fluctuations over the next few years as the economy struggles to recover.
What areas of the economy should be closely watched as indicators of future activity?