Important Information Regarding 2020 Tax Documents

Important Information Regarding 2020 Tax Documents

We would like to keep you informed as to the estimated availability dates for your TD Ameritrade accounts’ 2020 tax forms. To help make sure you receive your tax documents as soon as they are available, please sign up for electronic tax form delivery. You can...
The Effect of Debt on the Global Economy

The Effect of Debt on the Global Economy

The Effect of Debt on the Global Economy The national debt is a measurement of how much the federal government owes creditors, most commonly depicted as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP). A high debt-to-GDP ratio is considered viable when the economy is...
China’s Rebound

China’s Rebound

In mid-November, China signed an important and symbolic free-trade agreement with 14 countries, including Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia. The deal, which represents 30% of the world’s population, eliminates tariffs and quotas on 65% of goods traded in the Asia-Pacific region. Global economists say the deal is further evidence of Asia’s growing power, particularly considering China’s feuding tariffs with the U.S. throughout the past four years.1

Troubled Mortgages

Troubled Mortgages

A lot of factors affect real estate prices, including interest rates, inventory, local foreclosure and short-sale rates, and even natural disasters. This year, as it was during the Great Recession, underwater mortgages and the potential foreclosure rate is a concern. Being “underwater” or “upside down” means that you owe more on your mortgage than the current value of your home.

Preparing for Potential Pandemics

Preparing for Potential Pandemics

Preparing for Potential Pandemics
If you think the economic decline due to the pandemic has been difficult for you personally, the big picture numbers may be even worse. Analysts project that the total economic disruption could eventually cost between $9 trillion and $33 trillion. Many economists are advocating that the U.S. — and the world — make a concerted effort to prevent future pandemics.1 Much like individual health care, the cost for prevention is significantly less than the cost of treatment.