Canadian benchmark index continues to decline, loonie down

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 Canadian benchmark index continues to decline, loonie down
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The S&P/TSX Composite Index continued to decline on Wednesday, October 12, as it dropped by 10.4 points to close at 18,206.28 points.


The Canadian equity index has declined since the beginning of this year, and its YTD return is -14.2 per cent.

One-year price chart of TSX Composite Index along with SMA 20-day, SMA 30-day, SMA-50-day (October 13). Analysis by © 2022 Kalkine Media®

Volume Active

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX: CNQ) recorded the highest volume for the second consecutive trading session. Its price was down by 0.48 per cent, and its volume was 9.15 million shares.

Meanwhile, the Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX: TD) recorded the second-highest volume of 7.53 million shares.

Wall Street update

Markets in the United States were in the red, and NASDAQ Composite was down by 0.08 per cent to 10,417.1 points.

Whereas the NYSE Composite fell 0.45 per cent to 13,546.8 points.

Commodities

The Gold Futures fell 0.3 per cent to US$ 1,668.1 per troy ounce. Crude oil prices declined, and the WTI Futures decreased by 2.33 per cent to US$ 87.27 a barrel.

Currency news

The loonie fell 0.14 per cent to 0.7236, and the US Dollar Index Futures increased by 0.08 per cent to 113.22.

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