Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.81%

October 04, 2023 07:25 AM AEDT | By Investing
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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.81% – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the REITs, Real Estate and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.81% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were IAMGold Corporation (TSX:IMG), which rose 6.52% or 0.18 points to trade at 2.94 at the close. Osisko Mining Corp (TSX:OSK) added 5.51% or 0.13 points to end at 2.49 and Park Lawn Corp (TSX:PLC) was up 4.62% or 0.83 points to 18.79 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN), which lost 5.25% or 0.51 points to trade at 9.21 in late trade. Shopify Inc (TSX:SHOP) declined 4.60% or 3.40 points to end at 70.44 and Nutrien Ltd (TSX:NTR) shed 4.23% or 3.46 points to 78.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 737 to 249 and 100 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 6.49% to 16.25 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.39% or 7.25 to $1,839.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.80% or 0.71 to hit $89.53 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.44% or 0.40 to trade at $91.11 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.25% to 0.73, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.17% to 0.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 106.75.

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