July 14th, 2020

TSX has best quarter in more than a decade as gold hits nine-year high

By The Canadian Press on June 30, 2020.

A man watches the financial numbers at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district in a May 9, 2014 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index ended its best quarter in more than a decade as the price of gold hit its highest level since 2011.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 125.50 points at 15,515.22.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 217.08 points at 25,812.88. The S&P 500 index was up 47.05 points at 3,100.29, while the Nasdaq composite was up 184.61 points at 10,083.64.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.38 cents US compared with 73.09 cents US on Monday.

The August crude contract was down 43 cents at US$39.27 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up 4.2 cents at US$1.75 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was up US$19.30 at US$1,800.50 an ounce and the September copper contract was up 3.6 cents at nearly US$2.73 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 30, 2020.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

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