TSX fin­ishes flat as en­ergy, met­als fall

Cape Breton Post - - Business -

TORONTO - It was an es­pe­cially flat day for Canada’s main in­dex, as en­ergy stocks lost ground de­spite oil prices re­main­ing around the US$50 mark.

The S&P/TSX com­pos­ite in­dex squeaked out 0.31 of a point to ad­vance to 15,173.03, with gold and base met­als also among lead­ing de­clin­ers. In New York, the Dow Jones in­dus­trial aver­age ad­vanced 64.86 points to 22,268.34. The S&P 500 in­dex was up 4.61 points to 2,500.23 and the Nas­daq com­pos­ite in­dex gained 19.39 points to 6,448.47. The Cana­dian dol­lar was trad­ing at an aver­age price of 82.09 US, up 0.11 of a U.S. cent. In com­modi­ties, the Oc­to­ber crude con­tract was un­changed at US$49.89 per bar­rel and the Oc­to­ber nat­u­ral gas con­tract was down five cents to US$3.02 per mmBTU. The De­cem­ber gold con­tract de­clined $4.10 at US$1,325.20 an ounce and the De­cem­ber cop­per con­tract gave back a penny at US$2.95 a pound.

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