Loonie, gold, oil up in TSX index
TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was higher to start the week with help from most of its major sectors as commodity prices moved up.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 119.17 points to 15,657.05, after 90 minutes of trading.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 86.63 points to 20,983.24, while the S&P 500 index added 12.81 points at 2,403.71.
The Nasdaq composite index climbed 31.22 points to 6,152.45.
The Canadian dollar was trading at 73.22 cents US, stronger than Friday’s average of 72.92 cents US. On the TSX, BlackBerry Ltd. shares set a new 52-week high, returning to levels reached infrequently over the past two years. Shares of Eldorado Gold were down following its friendly takeover offer for Integra Gold, which was up about 40 per cent on the TSX Venture Exchange.