April 25th, 2024

S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. markets mixed as record-breaking first quarter ends

By The Canadian Press on March 28, 2024.

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rose Thursday ahead of the long weekend, while U.S. markets were mixed as a record-breaking quarter for equities drew to a close.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 59.95 points at 22,167.03.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 47.29 points at 39,807.37. The S&P 500 index was up 5.86 points at 5,254.35, while the Nasdaq composite was down 20.06 points at 16,379.46.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.80 cents UScompared with 73.60 cents US on Wednesday.

The May crude oil contract was up US$1.82 at US$83.17 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was up five cents at US$1.76 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$25.70 at US$2,238.40 an ounce and the May copper contract was up a penny at US$4.01 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 28, 2024.

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

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