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S&P/TSX composite down in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index was down in early trading as the base metals sector moved lower, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 81.83 points at 19,984.09. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 28.37 points at 34,571.45. The S&P 500 index was up 5.79…

S&P/TSX composite index rises as loonie jumps above 77 cents US

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index crept higher on Friday as the loonie popped above 77 cents in afternoon trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 45.22 points at 17,396.56. The Canadian dollar traded for 77.01 cents US compared with 76.85 cents US on Thursday. The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday on…

S&P/TSX composite reverses gains to close lower despite rising oil price

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index gave up gains in afternoon trading on Wednesday, despite a boost from the energy and materials sectors. Pierre Cléroux, chief economist for the Business Development Bank of Canada, said that while Wednesday’s market move wasn’t huge, he is anticipating markets will continue to swing up and down going forward.…

S&P/TSX composite edges higher, U.S. stocks mixed in early trading

TORONTO – Gains in the financial sector helped Canada’s main stock index edge higher in early trading to start the week, while U.S. stock markets were mixed. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 3.84 points at 15,192.82. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 157.34 points at 25,172.89. The S&P 500 index…