U.S. stocks soared on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, as the market closely watches “Dow 20,000.” The Nasdaq led gains with return of 0.95%, the S&P 500 rallied 0.65%, and the Dow Jones jumped 0.58% on Tuesday. Tomorrow will conclude the two-day Federal Reserve meeting, where an interest rate hike of 0.25% is expected to be announced. However, stocks do not seem spooked by the prospect of a rate hike at all, as new highs are being made on a regular basis. Commodities did not take part in the rally on Tuesday: oil down 0.35%, gold down 0.45%, and silver declined 1.26%.

Micro-cap stocks mostly followed their larger counterparts higher on Tuesday, as eight of the ten indices closed up on the day. Leading the rally was the OTCQX Dividend Index, which jumped 1.12%. This is certainly interesting considering that dividend stocks tend to see declines when interest rates are increased. However, the OTCQB Venture Index had a brutal day, down 2.79%. The OTCQX U.S. Index saw slight decline of 0.17%, Tuesday.

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Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  • IDdriven, Inc. (OTCQB: IDDR) +172.73%: The identity management and access company soared 172.73% on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The company was one of featured stocks this morning. Learn about the cause of today’s explosive rally, here. The stock saw volume of 22.31 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 315,094 shares over the past month.
  • eWellness Healthcare Corp (OTCQB: EWLL) +90.87%: The telemedicine physical therapy company soared 90.87% on Tuesday, after the company and its CEO was featured on an ABC News special in Los Angeles, CA. The stock saw volume of 2.87 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 2.44 million shares over the past month.
  • Energy XXI Ltd. (OTC Pink: EXXIQ) +21.94%: The energy company jumped 21.94% on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The rally comes as the bankruptcy courts have approved the company’s Plan of Reorganization documents. The stock saw volume of 7.21 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 844,405 shares over the past month.
  • UniCredito Spa (OTC Pink: UNCFF) +16.73%: UniCredito Spa is a large Italian financial institution that rose 16.73% today, after the bank announced it would lay off thousands of works and raise 13 billion Euros to help increase reserves. The stock saw volume of 398,309, compared to average daily volume of 55,972 shares over the past month.
  • Kays Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: KAYS) +16.67%: The marijuana holdings company rallied 16.67% on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. However, there was no news or press to explain the rally. Overall, the stock saw volume of 5.24 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 1.34 million shares over the past month.
  • Norvus Acquisition & Development Corp. (OTC Pink: NDEV) +13.95%: The insurance provider saw shares climb 13.95% on Tuesday, but there was no official press or news to explain the rally. Overall, the company saw volume of 3.74 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 691,418 shares over the past month.
  • Easton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Pink: EAPH) +8.82%: The pharmaceutical development company rose 8.82% on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. However, there was no news or press to explain the rally. Overall, the stock saw volume of 34.91 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 8.1 million shares over the past month.
  • ITV Plc. (OTC Pink: ITVPF) +8.33%: The U.K.’s largest commercial TV provider closed up 8.33% on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. However, there was no news or press out today that could be found. Overall, the stock saw volume of 296,216 shares, compared to average daily volume of 82,835 shares over the past month.

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • Paysafe Group PLC (OTC Pink: NVAFF) -14.88%: The online payment company saw shares sell off 14.88% on Tuesday, but there was no news or press to explain the decline. Overall, the stock saw volume of 249,620 shares, compared to average daily volume of 19,025 shares over the past month.
  • Bluestem Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: BGRP) -12.59%: The online retailer saw shares dive 12.59% on Tuesday, after the company reported lousy third quarter earnings and forward guidance. The stock saw volume of 4.31 million shares, compared to average daily volume of 537,808 shares over the past month.
  • Peabody Energy Corp. (OTC Pink: BTUUQ) -11.75%: The bankrupt coal producer saw shares dive 11.75% on Tuesday, after the company announced it has awarded and named the recipients of the 2016 Peabody Energy Clean Coal Award.
  • Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink: ESSI) -7.25%: The health and wellness company skidded 7.25% on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. However, there was no news or press that could be found. Overall, the stock saw volume of 988,407 shares, compared to average daily volume of 605,102 shares over the past month.

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