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Equities in Canada’s resource-heavy stock index fell slightly on Tuesday. However, metal prices gained following China’s intent to step up policy support for its economy. Investors anticipate more earnings this week, with CN Rail, Rogers Communications, and Teck Resources set to report quarterly results.

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Among US markets, mega-cap tech names Alphabet and Microsoft are scheduled to announce their quarterly results after the close. Wall Street traders also have July’s consumer confidence data to look forward to.

Today in the Markets

TSX 20,551.53 -30.59 TSX
TSXV 615.18 +3.19 TSXV
CSE 150.19 -0.86 TSXV
DJIA 35,438.07 +26.83 DJIA
NASDAQ 14,144.56 +85.69 NASDAQ
S&P 500 4,567.46 +12.82 S&P 500

The Canadian dollar remained at 75.91 cents US.

US crude futures traded $0.85 higher at $79.59 a barrel, and the Brent contract added $0.83 to $83.57 a barrel.

The price of gold was down US$10.19 to US$1,964.72.

In world markets, the Nikkei was down 18.43 points to 32,682.51, the Hang Seng was up 766.25 points to 19,434.40, the FTSE was up 13.21 points to 7,691.80, and the DAX was up 20.64 points to 16,211.59.

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