Markets in crimson, loonie up
The Canadian Press –
Feb 8, 2019 / 8: 39 am | Memoir:
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The Toronto Stock Trade Broadcast Centre is shown in Toronto on Friday June 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit decline in slack-morning trading as the Toronto market turn into hit by gargantuan-primarily based weak point and U.S. markets sank into the crimson.
The S&P/TSX composite index turn into down 124.22 parts at 15,579.14.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial reasonable turn into down 266.10 parts at 24,903.43. The S&P 500 index turn into down 21.75 parts at 2,684.30, while the Nasdaq composite turn into down 45.99 parts at 7,242.36.
The Canadian dollar traded for 75.32 cents US when put next with a median of 75.27 cents US on Thursday after Statistics Canada said the economy added 66,800 jobs in January.
The March horrifying contract turn into up seven cents at US$52.71 per barrel and the March pure gasoline contract turn into up 2.6 cents at US$2.58 per mmBTU.
The April gold contract turn into up US$3.60 at US$1,317.80 an oz and the March copper contract turn into down 1.45 cents at US$2.81 a pound.