U.S. Banks profited by a record breaking $56 billion during the first quarter of 2018, up 27.5 percent from the year prior, as Congress prepares to roll back financial regulations.
The International Monetary Fund's managing director said there was reason to be optimistic about U.S. growth.
U.S. companies are currently prohibited from using minerals mined in Congo.
Though the order was short on specifics, financial markets embraced Trump's signal that looser banking regulation is coming and pushed bank stocks higher.
President Trump signed executive orders pulling back from the Dodd-Frank act and the Labor retirement advice rule today.
The Republican-dominated Senate is expected to quickly take up killing both regulations and then send the resolutions to President Donald Trump to sign.