Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.69%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.69%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Energy , Industrials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Pretium Resources Inc. (TO: PVG ), which rose 4.13% or 0.51 points to trade at 12.87 at the close. Endeavour Mining Corp (TO: EDV ) added 3.82% or 0.850 points to end at 23.110 and TMX Group Limited (TO: X ) was up 3.48% or 2.54 points to 75.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Seven Generations Energy Ltd (TO: VII ), which lost 9.07% or 2.70 points to trade at 27.06 in late trade. MEG Energy Corp (TO: MEG ) declined 5.89% or 0.55 points to end at 8.78 and Martinrea International Inc . (TO: MRE ) shed 5.29% or 0.48 points to 8.59.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 700 to 480 and 123 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 16.39% to 14.20 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was up 0.73% or 8.55 to $1181.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 3.95% or 2.13 to hit $51.86 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 3.98% or 2.27 to trade at $54.83 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.07% to 0.7559, while CAD/EUR fell 0.29% to 0.7150.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.22% at 101.95.

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