Main stock index soars Friday
TORONTO - Canada’s main stock index soared nearly 200 points to finish off the week, recouping all of its triple-digit loss Thursday.
The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 185.34 points to 15,582.04.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 55.47 points to 21,006.94, the Nasdaq composite index moved up 25.42 points to 6,100.76, and the S&P 500 index gained 9.77 points to a record-high 2,399.29.
The Canadian dollar rose 0.17 of a U.S. cent to an average value of 72.93 cents US. The June crude contract advanced 70 cents US to US$46.22 per barrel, while the June gold contract fell $1.70 to US$1,226.90 an ounce. The June natural gas contract rose eight cents to about US$3.27 per mmBTU and the July copper contract gained 1.7 cents to roughly US$2.53 a pound.