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BC-APFN-Money & Markets Digest

December 24, 2018

Money & Markets modules for Tuesday, Dec. 25

TODAY

Stock markets are closed today for the Christmas holiday. Retailers expect big crowds when stores reopen on Wednesday. A gauge of the U.S. housing market will also attract investors’ attention on Wednesday.

SPOTLIGHT

Bank stocks fell sharply after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the heads of the six big banks over the weekend, a sign that was supposed to reassure investors but instead caused more fear in the financial markets.

CENTERPIECE

Gold’s lost luster

Gold lost some of its glitter this year. The precious metal’s price sank and it failed to live up to its reputation as a safe haven for investors in tumultuous times.

STORY STOCKS

Mindbody (MB)

Nissan (NSANY)

Wells Fargo (WFC)

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Hess (HES)

Newmont Mining (NEM)

Macy’s (M)

Campbell Soup (CBP)

FUND FOCUS

Victory RS Mid Cap Growth (RSMOX)

Morningstar rates this fund “Neutral,” saying the team has a “mixed” record on portfolio selection. Morningstar also said trading costs were high.

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