Strength among technology shares helped push Canada’s main stock index higher on Wednesday despite energy stock losses as the price of oil fell lower.
It’s a busy day for economic data as traders look ahead to the release of the minutes of U.S. Federal Reserve’s November policy meeting.
Markets on Wall Street climbed upward, extending the prior session’s rally, as markets assessed mixed earnings and economic data ahead of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Today in the Markets
The Canadian dollar traded for 74.88 cents US, compared to 74.70 cents US on Tuesday.
US crude futures traded $3.52 lower at $77.43 a barrel, while the Brent contract lost $3.60 to $84.76 a barrel.
The price of gold was down US$3.10 to US$1,738.14.
In world markets, the Nikkei remained at 28,115.74, the Hang Seng was up 99.40 points to 17,523.81, the FTSE was up 21.23 points to 7,474.07, and the DAX was up 5.24 points to 14,427.59.
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