Trading continued thin for Friday but has ended positive on the Toronto Stock Exchange as healthcare led gains for 8 out of the 10 sectors. The healthcare sector advanced 1.7 per cent and was closely followed by materials producers with a 1.3 per cent rise. Oil prices were volatile again and analysts are expecting almost $60 billion worth of Canadian oil and gas projects could be deferred due to the downturn in sector’s revenues.
The S&P TSX Composite Index closed up 118.66 (0.81 per cent)
The NYSE closed mixed
Oil is trending slightly lower
Gold is trending slightly lower
The loonie is trending up against the US dollar after losses earlier