TSXC Closes in the Red as U.S. Markets Climb to New Record Highs

Canada’s main stock index finished in the red, with most segments lower, a day after coming close to setting an all-time high.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 90.53 points at 15,496.05, in a fairly broad-based decline.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 64.51 points to 19,963.80 and the S&P 500 rose 7.98 points to 2,276.98, a new record high. The Nasdaq composite also hit a new record, advancing 33.12 points to 5,521.06.

The Canadian dollar was at 75.57 cents US, up 0.05 of a U.S. cent from Thursday’s close.

The February crude contract added 23 cents to $53.99 (U.S) per barrel and February natural gas was up one cent at $3.29 (U.S.) per mmBTU.

The February gold contract fell $7.90 to $1,173.40 (U.S.) an ounce and March copper was up one cent at $2.55 (U.S.) a pound.

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