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TSX lower as financial, materials sectors lose ground

December 5, 2017 6:14 PM
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Canada’s main stock index fell in late-morning trading as the influential financial and materials sectors lost ground.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 12.12 points to 15,956.91, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 31.43 points to 24,321.48. The S&P 500 index was up 7.65 points to 2,647.09 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 48.72 points to 6,824.09.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.85 cents U.S., up from an average price of 78.77 cents U.S. on Monday.

The February gold contract was down $10.80 to $1,266.90 an ounce and the March copper contract was down 11 cents to $2.98 a pound.

Also read: TSX boosted by mining stocks as U.S. markets remain mixed

Source: thestar.com

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