S&P/TSX composite rises Tuesday on energy and financials, U.S. markets also gain
Markets in the U.S. and Canada posted gains for the second day in a row Tuesday, with the S&P/TSX composite led by strength in energy and financial stocks.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 135.49 points at 19,654.92.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 316.02 points at 32,560.60. The S&P 500 index was up 51.30 points, at 4,002.87, while the Nasdaq composite was up 184.57 points, or 1.6 per cent, at 11,860.11.
The Canadian dollar traded for 72.96 cents US compared with 73.13 cents US on Monday.
The May crude contract was US$1.85 cents at US$69.67 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up 13 cents at US$2.35 per mmBTU.
The April gold contract was down US$41.70 at US$1,941.10 an ounceand the May copper contract was up four cents at US$3.99 a pound.
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