May 27th, 2024

S&P/TSX composite rises almost 140 points, U.S. stock markets also climb higher

By The Canadian Press on April 23, 2024.

The S&P TSX composite index screen at the TMX Market Centre in downtown Toronto is photographed on Friday, November 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rose nearly 140 points Tuesday, led by strength in technology stocks, while U.S. stock markets also climbed.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 139.76 points at 22,011.72.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 263.71 points at 38,503.69. The S&P 500 index was up 59.95 points at 5,070.55, while the Nasdaq composite was up 245.33 points at 15,696.64.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.14 cents UScompared with 72.91 cents US on Monday.

The June crude oil contract was up US$1.46 at US$83.36 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was up two cents at US$1.81 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was down US$4.30 at US$2,342.10 an ounce and the May copper contract was down five cents at US$4.43 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 23, 2024.

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

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