The materials sector is helping to lift shares in Toronto, shit edges up against the US

TORONTO – The materials sector helped Canada’s main stock index march higher into record trading territory late in the morning.

The composite S & P / TSX index rose 39.42 points to 17,598.44

The US stock markets are closed due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The Canadian dollar traded at 76.58 cents US compared to an average of 76.56 cents US on Friday.

The March crude oil contract rose six cents to $ 58.64 per barrel. barrel, and the natural gas contract from February fell by 9.1 cents to $ 1.91 per barrel. mmBTU.

The February gold contract rose 60 cents to $ 1,560.90 per share. ounce, and the March copper contract fell 0.3 cents to $ 2.84 per ounce. pound.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on January 20, 2020.

Companies in this history: (TSX: GSPTSE, TSX: CADUSD = X)

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