Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.75%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.75%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Energy , Consumer Discretionary and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite declined 0.75% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Yamana Gold Inc (TSX: YRI ), which rose 9.09% or 0.38 points to trade at 4.56 at the close. Aurora Cannabis Inc (TSX: ACB ) added 8.22% or 0.69 points to end at 9.08 and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (TSX: KL ) was up 6.53% or 3.800 points to 61.980 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ensign Energy Services Inc (TSX: ESI ), which lost 9.09% or 0.36 points to trade at 3.60 in late trade. Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TSX: VII ) declined 8.71% or 0.65 points to end at 6.81 and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc . (TSX: SNC ) shed 8.14% or 1.45 points to 16.36.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 783 to 322 and 99 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 12.51% to 14.30 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.67% or 9.95 to $1486.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.19% or 1.20 to hit $53.49 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.15 to trade at $58.59 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.06% to 0.7533, while CAD/EUR rose 0.06% to 0.6725.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 97.400.

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