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Stockhouse @ the Bell: TSX steady, oil jumps after Gulf tanker attacks

Stockhouse Editorial
0 Comments| June 13, 2019

Canada’s main stock index inched upwards Thursday. Early gains in the energy sector and minerals sector lifted the market, despite a survey of Canadian exporter confidence reporting a seven-year low. Dollarama Inc. jumped (+11.3%) on strong sales projections, while cannabis companies HEXO Corp. (-8.7%) and Aphria Inc. (-4.3%) missed their quarterly marks. Around the world, energy shares and oil futures rose following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
The S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 12.02 points to 16,239.26, but the TSX Venture Exchange was down 2.38 points to 589.24.
The Canadian dollar traded for 75.04 cents US compared with an average of 75.17 cents US on Wednesday.
Crude oil prices were up $1.02 to $52.16.
The price of gold was up $9.62 to $1,341.52.
In U.S. markets; the Dow climbed 101.94 points to 26,106.77, the NASDAQ gained 44.41 points to 7,837.13, and the S&P 500 was up 11.80 points to 2,891.64

In world markets; the Nikkei lost 97.27 points to 21,032.00, the Hang Seng shed 13.74 points to 27,294.71, the FTSE gained 0.95 of a point to 7,368.57, and the DAX rose 53.61 points to 12,169.05.


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