Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.54%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 1.54%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Materials , IT and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 1.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ), which rose 14.35% or 0.64 points to trade at 5.10 at the close. Lightspeed Commerce Inc (TSX: LSPD ) added 10.57% or 3.35 points to end at 35.03 and Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ) was up 9.96% or 2.84 points to 31.36 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cogeco Communications Inc (TSX: CCA ), which lost 4.08% or 4.26 points to trade at 100.17 in late trade. Quebecor Inc Class B (TSX: QBRb ) declined 2.83% or 0.81 points to end at 27.85 and Imperial Oil Ltd (TSX: IMO ) shed 1.94% or 1.37 points to 69.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 777 to 257 and 94 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 4.68% to 17.50 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.28% or 23.75 to $1,872.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.83% or 2.11 to hit $117.37 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.57% or 1.83 to trade at $118.12 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.66% to 0.80, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.22% to 0.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.73% at 101.78.

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