The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN -

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock in­dex racked up its third straight day of losses on Wed­nes­day as oil and gold prices lost ground.

Sur­pris­ingly, the en­ergy sec­tor was one of few ad­vancers on the com­mod­ity-heavy TSX, de­spite a sharp drop in oil prices as the Jan­uary crude con­tract fell 69 cents to US$57.30 per bar­rel.

“It is per­plex­ing if crude prices are down and en­ergy stocks are up,” said Candice Bang­sund, a vice-pres­i­dent at Fiera Cap­i­tal in Mon­treal. “It hap­pens some­times per­haps when the sell-off in en­ergy prices has been over­done.”

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