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Best and worst stocks on the ASX today

The S&P / ASX 200 Index (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) has closed up 0.4%, at 5,283.1, after US markets soared overnight. News that the political impasse had been resolved – at least until February next year – and the debt ceiling deadline had been avoided, saw both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 rise 1.4%.

Here are the top five best performing stocks in the index today.

These stocks were the losers on the day.


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Motley Fool writer/analyst Mike King doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.

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