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S&P/TSX composite index closes down, U.S. markets mixed

Written by on June 21, 2024

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index closed down Friday, weighed by losses in the base metal stocks, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index ended down 26.49 points at 21,554.86.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 15.57 points at 39,150.33. The S&P 500 index was down 8.55 points at 5,464.62, while the Nasdaq composite was down 32.23 points at 17,689.36.

The Canadian dollar traded for 72.98 cents US compared with 73 cents US on Thursday.

The August crude oil contract was down 56 cents at US$80.73 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.84 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was down US$37.80 at US$2,331.20 an ounce and the July copper contract was down 12 cents at US$4.44 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 21, 2024.

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The Canadian Press