March 3rd, 2024

S&P/TSX composite closes up as energy stocks rise, U.S. stock markets mixed

By The Canadian Press on January 30, 2024.

The exterior of the TMX is seen in Toronto, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index closed modestly up Tuesday thanks in part to a rise in energy stocks, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index ended up 27.81 points at 21,227.87.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 133.86 points at 38,467.31. The S&P 500 index was down 2.96 points at 4,924.97, while the Nasdaq composite was down 118.15 points at 15,509.90.

The Canadian dollar traded for 74.53 cents US compared with 74.39 cents on Monday.

The March crude oil contract was up US$1.04 at US$77.82 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up two cents at US$2.08 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was up US$6.30 at US$2,050.90 an ounce and the March copper contract was up three cents at US$3.91 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 30, 2024.

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