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The number of shares traded on Canada's main stock exchange in March more than doubled compared with a year ago as the stock market plunged due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stocks are falling in early afternoon trading Friday, putting Wall Street on track for its third losing week in the last four.
Canada's main stock index moved higher as energy stocks surged on a record move in crude oil prices on a promised ceasefire between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
North American stock markets followed the worst first quarter since the 2008 financial crisis with an April 1st that was no joke.
Stocks are down in subdued trading Tuesday, as Wall Street's wraps up its worst quarter of performance since the 2008 financial crisis.
Canada's main stock index moved higher on gains by the key energy sector even though the price of crude oil dropped to its lowest level since 2002.
Stocks fell Friday on Wall Street as investors waited for Congress to deliver a big financial rescue package aimed at cushioning ailing businesses and households from the coronavirus crisis.
Stocks marched higher for a third straight day Friday as a massive coronavirus relief bill gets closer to passing Congress and Wall Street took some historically bad unemployment figures in stride.
Stocks scored their first back-to-back gains Wednesday since a brutal sell-off began five weeks ago, but much of an early rally faded late in the day as a last-minute dispute threatened to hold up a $2 trillion economic rescue package in Congress.
Stocks are limping along in tentative morning trading on Wall Street Wednesday, as a historic, worldwide rally downshifts dramatically after just a day.
North American stock markets roared back to life Tuesday on hopes of a massive U.S. government stimulus package and positive data from Italy regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak.