TSX edges higher on rising commodity prices; Canadian dollar, US markets down

Stock SectorApril 13, 20182min6

Canada’s main stock index edged higher Friday as commodity prices rose, while U.S. stocks ended down.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 4.70 points at 15,273.97, helped by gold, oil, and cannabis sectors.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 122.91 points at 24,360.14. The S&P 500 index ended down 7.69 points at 2,656.30 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 33.60 points at 7,106.65.

The Canadian dollar averaged 79.38 cents U.S., down 0.01 of a U.S. cent.

The May crude contract closed up 32 cents at $67.39 (U.S.) per barrel and the May natural gas contract ended up five cents at $2.74 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract ended up $6 at $1,347.90 an ounce and the May copper contract was up one cent at $3.07 a pound.

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