Energy and base metal sectors lead S&P/TSX composite higher, U.S. stock markets rise


Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit advance in early trading, led by gains in the energy and base metal sectors, while U.S. stock markets also climbed higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 129.40 points at 19,237.73.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 224.05 points at 34,098.90. The S&P 500 index was up 17.57 points at 4,198.74, while the Nasdaq composite was up 37.23 points at 13,999.91.

The Canadian dollar traded for 81.36 cents US compared with 81.40 cents US on Friday.

The June crude contract was up 25 cents at US$63.83 per barrel and the June natural gas contract was up a penny at US$2.94 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$21.20 at US$1,788.90 an ounce and the July copper contract was up three cents at US$4.50 a pound.

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