Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.02%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.02%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Energy , Materials and Consumer Discretionary sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Interfor Corp (TSX: IFP ), which rose 8.11% or 1.20 points to trade at 15.99 at the close. First Quantum Minerals Ltd . (TSX: FM ) added 7.88% or 0.96 points to end at 13.15 and Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) was up 7.58% or 1.49 points to 21.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Spin Master Corp (TSX: TOY ), which lost 7.53% or 2.30 points to trade at 28.25 in late trade. Trillium Therapeutics Inc (TSX: TRIL ) declined 5.95% or 1.13 points to end at 17.85 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) shed 5.28% or 1.380 points to 24.750.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 514 to 509 and 125 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.70 to $1913.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.22% or 0.50 to hit $41.56 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.84% or 0.36 to trade at $42.98 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.51% to 0.7617, while CAD/EUR rose 0.00% to 0.6441.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 93.082.

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