U.S. equities moved higher on Wednesday in response to news of a debt-ceiling deal between President Trump and Democratic leadership in Congress. The deal will push the fiscal issues into December, when the budget, the debt ceiling and tax reform will all need to be hammered out. Democrats, for their part, are trying to also gain leverage on the immigration issue that flared up this week.
Trump also de-escalated the North Korean situation by saying that war was “not first priority” as diplomatic solutions involving tightened sanctions come into focus.
In the end, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.3%, the S&P 500 gained 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.3% and the Russell 2000 gained 0.2%. Treasury bonds were weaker, the dollar was mixed, gold lost 0.4% and oil gained 1.5% as Hurricane Irma looks set to make a right turn and slam into Florida — sparing Gulf of Mexico energy infrastructure.
Breadth was positive, with 1.7 advancers for every declining issue with volume at 107.8% of the NYSE’s 30-day average. Energy stocks led the way with a 1.6% gain while telecoms were the laggards, down 1.2%.
Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: CME Group Inc.(CME)
- [By David Zeiler]
Bitcoin futures trading started at the CBOE Global Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) on Dec. 10 and on the much larger CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) on Dec. 18. Nasdaq Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) plans to begin trading Bitcoin futures in the first half of next year.
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Market Exchanges like the CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) have just started allowing trading in bitcoin futures and could attract an entirely new type of retail user as well as allowing institutional clients access to the bitcoin theme. Exchanges make their money on transactional volume, so a bursting of the bitcoin bubble wouldn’t necessarily mean weakness for shares.
Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: Pilot Gold Inc (PLGTF)
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Wesdome Gold (OTC:WDOFF) is confirming the potential of its Kiena Deeps discovery with the latest batch of drill results from this venue. Itinerant Musings subscribers who joined us in this trade will be pleased. Treasury Metals (OTC:TSRMF) needs to find more underground ore to justify a construction decision of its Goliath gold project, and it’s doing just that as reported in the latest news release and explained in this article. NuLegacy Gold (OTCQX:NULGF) finally announced results from the twin hole of the Avocado discovery. A detailed discussion will be forthcoming for Itinerant Musings subscribers shortly. Pilot Gold (OTCPK:PLGTF) is making progress at its Goldstrike project in Utah. The latest set of results confirmed the Peg Leg and Covington targets as valid targets for further drilling. Arizona Mining (OTC:WLDVF) is countering controversy by releasing more drill results, and reporting the discovery of Taylor Deeps. The roller coaster continues.
Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: Golden Star Resources Ltd(GSS)
- [By Cameron Saucier]
Golden Star (NYSEMKT: GSS) is a gold mining and exploration company, and operates gold mines in Ghana, West Africa. GSS is up 396% YTD after it announced in July that it had begun pre-commercial production of gold in an underground mine in Ghana. GSS is trading at $0.825 per share on Monday intraday.
Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy For 2018: NEW GOLD INC.(NGD)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market lost ground on Monday, sending major market benchmarks lower by more than half a percentage point. The Dow lost its grip on the 20,000 mark in the wake of concerns about economic growth and new U.S. immigration policy, and some believe that the broader geopolitical climate could have a negative impact on global commerce that in turn could start affecting multinational corporations’ business prospects. In addition, bad news from some individual companies weighed on the markets, and Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), and New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.