A back-and-forth among indices led to a mix of trends by today’s close for Canadian markets. Energy held a steady top spot for today, however, base metals saw the largest drop compared to other sectors.
Down south of the border, U.S. markets gained a bit of momentum as investors began to get greedy. Despite this, the S&P 500 continued to drift towards its worst week of the year.
Today in the Markets
The Canadian dollar traded for 74.93 cents US, compared to 74.29 cents US on Thursday.
US crude futures traded $2.23 higher at $79.83 a barrel, while the Brent contract gained $2.44 to $86.52 a barrel.
The price of gold was up US$5.34 to US$1,864.55.
In world markets, the Nikkei was up 86.63 points to 27,670.98, the Hang Seng was down 433.94 points to 21,190.42, the FTSE was down 28.70 points to 7,882.45, and the DAX was down 215.44 points