Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.19%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.19%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Energy , IT and Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 1.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were AltaGas Ltd (TSX: ALA ), which rose 4.56% or 1.04 points to trade at 23.86 at the close. Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ) added 2.76% or 0.17 points to end at 6.32 and Filo Mining Corp (TSX: FIL ) was up 2.58% or 0.52 points to 20.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX: EFR ), which lost 7.59% or 0.69 points to trade at 8.40 in late trade. Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO ) declined 7.25% or 0.65 points to end at 8.32 and OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC ) shed 6.77% or 0.18 points to 2.48.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 749 to 290 and 86 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 13.57% to 17.07.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.59% or 28.75 to $1,780.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.21% or 2.57 to hit $77.41 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.87% or 2.46 to trade at $83.11 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.96% to 0.74, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.46% to 0.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.73% at 105.27.

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