June 14th, 2024

S&P/TSX composite gains almost 200 points, U.S. markets mixed

By The Canadian Press on May 31, 2024.

A street sign along Bay Street in Toronto's financial district is shown in Toronto on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index gained almost 200 points Friday, while U.S. markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 197.41 points at 22,269.12.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 574.84 points at 38,686.32. The S&P 500 index was up 42.03 points at 5,277.51, while the Nasdaq composite was down 2.06 points at 16,735.02.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.33 cents UScompared with 73.11 cents US on Thursday.

The July crude contract was down 92 cents at US$76.99 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was up two cents at US$2.59 per 1,000 cubic feet.

The August gold contract was down US$20.70 at US$2,345.80 an ounce and the July copper contract was down six cents at US$4.60 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 31, 2024.

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

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