@ the Bell: TSX buckles under energy & metals losses

Gains in the technology and financial sectors couldn’t provide enough upward momentum for Canada’s main stock index to end the week. Mining, health care and energy ended lower.

US markets were in the red on Friday as traders looked over economic data and await a potential 50-basis point interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve at its policy meeting next week.

Today in the Markets TSX 19,947.07 -22.12 TSX TSXV 577.62 -4.12 CSE 250.41 +3.09 TSXV DJIA 33,737.00 -305.00 NASDAQ 11,683.00 -76.25 S&P 500 3,938.25 -27.75

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.35 cents US, compared to 73.60 cents US on Thursday.

US crude futures traded $ 0.15 higher at $ 71.61 a barrel, while the Brent contract gained $ 0.61 to $ 76.78 a barrel.

The price of gold was up US$ 7.47 to US$ 1,796.71.

In world markets, the Nikkei was up 326.58 points to 27,901.01, the Hang Seng was up 450.64 points to 19,900.87, the FTSE was up 4.46 points to 7,476.63, and the DAX was up 106.16 points to 14,370.72.

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