Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.80%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.80%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Clean Technology , Materials and REITs sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Bombardier Inc (TSX: BBDb ), which rose 6.98% or 3.07 points to trade at 47.04 at the close. BELLUS Health Inc. (TSX: BLU ) added 4.46% or 0.54 points to end at 12.64 and Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ) was up 4.39% or 2.16 points to 51.34 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ), which lost 8.70% or 0.40 points to trade at 4.20 in late trade. Equinox Gold Corp (TSX: EQX ) declined 7.45% or 0.35 points to end at 4.35 and First Majestic Silver Corp. (TSX: FR ) shed 6.88% or 0.87 points to 11.78.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 694 to 335 and 84 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 up 5.57% to 16.88.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.82% or 14.35 to $1,739.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.45% or 0.34 to hit $76.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.41 to trade at $83.30 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.87% to 0.74, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.31% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 106.62.

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