Momentum was building on hopes progress was being made on the trade front between the U.S. and China. However, the optimism was subdued after President Trump’s national economic council director Larry Kudlow said a “sizable distance” still exists between the U.S. and China on trade negotiations. Technological and structural issues remain the big hurdles. Additionally, CNBC reported that a meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping is unlikely to take place prior to the March deadline. If no deal is struck by the fast approaching March 1st deadline, the tariffs on Chinese goods may jump to 25%. Read more from Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!