Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.20%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.20% – Canada equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials , REITs and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.20% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which rose 5.05% or 1.14 points to trade at 23.71 at the close. Canaccord Genuity Group Inc (TSX: CF ) added 5.00% or 0.74 points to end at 15.54 and Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP ) was up 4.68% or 1.20 points to 26.83 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Osisko Mining Corp (TSX: OSK ), which lost 3.31% or 0.10 points to trade at 2.92 in late trade. B2Gold Corp (TSX: BTO ) declined 3.28% or 0.16 points to end at 4.72 and Sandstorm Gold Ltd . (TSX: SSL ) shed 2.96% or 0.24 points to 7.87.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 529 to 489 and 124 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 down 0.83% or 14.95 to $1793.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.30% or 0.88 to hit $68.42 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 0.90 to trade at $71.31 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.08% to 0.7937, while CAD/EUR fell 0.15% to 0.6746.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 92.873.

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