By The Canadian Press on May 4, 2021.
TORONTO – Most North American stock markets fell after a good start to May as the technology sector came under pressure especially in the United States.
The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 25.13 points to 19,188.03.
In New York, the S&P 500 index was down 28.00 points at 4,164.66, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite was down 261.62 points or 1.9 per cent at 13,633.50.
The Dow Jones industrial average, which tracks 30 large blue-chip stocks, was up 19.80 points at 34,133.03.
The Canadian dollar traded for 81.20 cents US compared with 81.44 cents US on Monday.
The June crude contract was up US$1.20 at US$65.69 per barrel and the June natural gas contract was down by one tenth of a cent at nearly US$2.97 per mmBTU.
The June gold contract was down US$15.80 at US$1,776.00 an ounce and the July copper contract was down 0.7 of a cent at US$4.52 a pound.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 4, 2021.
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