U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, as all eyes continue to watch for the “Dow 20,000” mark. The Dow Jones dipped 0.16%, S&P 500 closed down 0.25%, and the Nasdaq declined 0.23% on Wednesday. Crude oil prices faced declines of 1.41%, gold closed down 0.09%, and silver prices were lower by 0.09% on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Despite the declines in large-caps, micro-cap indices managed to see a relatively strong day on Wednesday. Nine of the ten indices managed to close in positive territory; led by the OTCQB Venture Index’s 2.11% rally. The only index to see declines today was the OTCQX Canada Index, which dipped 0.25% during today’s trading session.

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Today’s Top OTC Winners:

  • Eco Science Solutions, Inc. (OTC Pink: ESSI) +37.76%: The health and wellness company has seen increasing volatility in recent trading sessions and even posted an additional 37.76% on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. However, there was no news or press to explain the rally. The stock saw volume of 1.3 million shares, compared to no average daily volume over the past month.
  • MJP International Ltd (OTC Pink: MJPI) +18.44%: The marijuana holding company saw shares gain 18.44% on Wednesday, but there was no news or press to explain the rally. The stock saw volume of 224,232 shares, compared to average daily volume of 0 shares over the past month.
  • Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: VBIO) +17.24%: The biopharmaceutical company rallied 17.24% today and was one of our early featured companies today, read about it here. The stock saw volume of 1.67 million shares exchange hands today.
  • General Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CANN) +13.88%: The cannabis company saw shares rally 13.88% on Wednesday, but there was no news or press out today to explain the rally. The stock saw volume of 459,968 shares exchange hands today.
  • Acetelion Ltd. (OTC Pink: ALIOY) +10.66%: The company saw shares climb 10.66% today, as Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) announced it has begun exclusive talks with Acetelion Ltd. The stock saw volume of 679,762 shares exchange hands today.
  • Novus Acquisition & Development Corp. (OTC Pink: NDEV) +9.61%: The acquisition and development company saw shares climb 9.61% on Wednesday, but there was no news or press to explain the rally. The stock saw volume of 1.4 million shares exchange hands in today’s trading.
  • Fannie Mae (OTCQB: FNMA) +8.74%: The mortgage lending giant climbed 8.74% on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The lending giant climbs as the company and its investors continue to see the prospect of easing restrictions on the housing lenders.
  • mCig, Inc. (OTC Pink: MCIG) +5.98%: The vaping company rallied 5.98% on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The rally comes as the company says it is on-pace for the “best quarter in its history.”

Today’s Top OTC Losers:

  • Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: MMEG) -23.08%: After seeing shares climb yesterday on positive news, shares of MMEG dove 23.08% on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. However, there was no news or press out today. The stock saw volume of 225.83 million shares exchange hands today.
  • Caixabank SA (OTC Pink: CAIXY) -9.73%: The Spanish bank saw shares dip 9.73% on Wednesday, but there was no news or press to explain the drop. The stock saw volume of 710,519 shares exchange hands today.
  • Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: KAYS) -7.92%: The marijuana holding company saw shares dive 7.92% on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, a day after its planned investor conference call. The stock saw volume of 2.32 million shares exchange hands on Wednesday.
  • Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB: KSHB) -7.02%: The medical cannabis company saw shares dip 7.02% on Wednesday, but there was no news or press out today to explain the sell off. The stock saw volume of 171,685 shares exchange hands on Wednesday.

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