Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.00%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.00%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Energy , Consumer Staples and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.00% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Endeavour Mining Corp (TO: EDV ), which rose 4.17% or 0.910 points to trade at 22.710 at the close. Lundin Mining Corporation (TO: LUN ) added 3.25% or 0.280 points to end at 8.890 and Boyd Group Income Fund (TO: BYD_u ) was up 2.79% or 2.90 points to 106.77 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO: IVN ), which lost 11.34% or 0.450 points to trade at 3.520 in late trade. Nevsun Resources Ltd . (TO: NSU ) declined 7.22% or 0.200 points to end at 2.570 and Thomson Reuters Corporation (TO: TRI ) shed 7.22% or 4.14 points to 53.23.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 623 to 532 and 125 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 1.74% to 13.00.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.73% or 9.80 to $1345.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.53% or 0.34 to hit $64.84 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.45 to trade at $68.97 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.23% to 0.8129, while CAD/EUR rose 0.18% to 0.6549.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 88.95.

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