Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.30%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.30% – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Healthcare , IT and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.30% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ), which rose 7.90% or 2.92 points to trade at 39.86 at the close. Trisura Group Ltd (TSX: TSU ) added 6.66% or 2.13 points to end at 34.11 and Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) was up 6.43% or 2.45 points to 40.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included K92 Mining Inc (TSX: KNT ), which lost 5.21% or 0.45 points to trade at 8.18 in late trade. Dundee Precious Metals Inc (TSX: DPM ) declined 3.88% or 0.31 points to end at 7.69 and Teck Resources Ltd B (TSX: TECKb ) shed 3.67% or 1.87 points to 49.09.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 601 to 458 and 93 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 down 15.85% to 15.08.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.47% or 9.15 to $1,920.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.99% or 1.09 to hit $108.88 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.56% or 0.65 to trade at $114.97 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.15% to 0.80, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.06% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 98.49.

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