Energy, materials lead broad rally on S&P/TSX

An office worker talks on the phone in the financial district of Toronto, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima





An office worker talks on the phone in the financial district of Toronto, on Thursday, June 2, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index began the second half of the year with a broad rally that mirrored Friday’s Canada Day performance of U.S. markets.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 167.50 points to 19,028.86.

U.S. stock markets are closed for the Independence Day holiday.

The Canadian dollar traded for 77.72 cents US compared with 77.60 cents US on Thursday.

The August crude contract was up US$2.23 from Friday’s settled price at US$110.66 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up 15.1 cents at US$5.88 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was up US$6.80 at US$1,808.30 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 3.7 cents at US$3.57 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 4, 2022.

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



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