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Equity markets nearly hit intraday records on Monday, as the U.S. and Canada reached a deal to rework NAFTA. Although the agreement is a big step in the right direction, the new pact isn’t a complete makeover of NAFTA. Instead, it is an updated NAFTA that includes key points on autos, auto workers, dairy, drugs, internet commerce, lumber, and steel. The agreement helped alleviate some trade concerns that have hovered over markets for several months and removed one uncertainty. The news was somewhat of a surprise as there were concerns that the agreement would not happen anytime soon. Despite the uncertainty with China, there has been some momentum on the trade front over the past few months. First Mexico, now Canada, and new negotiations have started between the U.S. and Japan. This momentum helped drive equities to near record highs early in the week. Read more from Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!