July 20th, 2024

S&P/TSX composite closes up on resource stocks, U.S. markets mixed

By The Canadian Press on June 20, 2024.

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

TORONTO – Strength in resource and industrial stocks helped Canada’s main stock index close higher Thursday, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 64.45 points at 21,581.35.

In New York, where markets were closed on Wednesday for the Juneteenth holiday, the Dow Jones industrial average ended up 299.90 points at 39,134.76. The S&P 500 index was down 13.86 points at 5,473.17, while the Nasdaq composite was down 140.64 points at 17,721.59.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.00 cents US compared with 72.94 cents US on Wednesday.

The August crude oil contract traded for US$82.17 per barrel, up US$1.46 from its settlement price Tuesday, while the July natural gas contract was down 17 cents at US$2.74 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract traded for US$2,369 an ounce, up US$22.10, while the July copper contract was up seven cents at US$4.56 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 20, 2024.

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

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