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Stockhouse @ the Bell: TSX hits record high; shrugs off downbeat employment report

Stockhouse Editorial
2 Comments| August 6, 2021

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A jump in energy stocks helped Canada’s main stock index hit an all-time high on Friday, with the index shrugging off data showing the economy added far fewer jobs than expected in July. The energy sector jumped 1% as U.S. crude prices were up 0.7% a barrel, while Brent crude added 0.8%.

Today in the Markets

TSX 20,475.42 +99.94 Click to enlarge
TSXV 925.65 +3.04 Click to enlarge
CSE 729.77 +5.16 Click to enlarge
DJIA 35,208.51 +144.26 Click to enlarge
NASDAQ 14,895.12 -59.35 Click to enlarge
S&P 500 4,436.52 +7.42 Click to enlarge

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.61 cents US compared with 79.70 cents US on Thursday.

Crude oil prices were down $1.09 to $68.01.

The price of gold was down $44.10 to $1,640.80 an ounce.

In world markets, the Nikkei was up 91.92 points to 27,820.04, the Hang Seng was down 25.29 points to 26,179.40, the FTSE was up 2.52 points to 7,122.95, and the DAX was up 16.78 points to 15,761.45.

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Bombardier Inc. Class A Multiple Voting Shares T.BBD.A 7089
Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd V.RECO 6307
Score Media and Gaming Inc. Class A Subordinate Voting Shares T.SCR 5193
PyroGenesis Canada Inc. T.PYR 3855
Trevali Mining Corporation T.TV 2677
Antibe Therapeutics Inc. T.ATE 2670
Therma Bright Inc. V.THRM 2595
Novo Resources Corp. T.NVO 2366
Taseko Mines Limited T.TKO 1983
Liminal BioSciences Inc. LMNL 1856

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Word on Wall Street

A positive jobs report drove Wall Street stocks to rise modestly higher and spurred a rise in Treasury yields on Friday, but investor optimism was tempered by worries about inflation and the impact of the coronavirus Delta variant on the economy.

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