Brent crude edged higher today exceeding $59 a barrel giving a welcome boost to energy stocks however insurance firms Manulife and Sun Life posted weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings with the losses in that sector and a sell-off of Bombardier shares on earnings and a change of CEO balanced out some of the other gains.
The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed up 78.35 (0.52 per cent)
The NYSE closed higher
Oil is trending higher
Gold is trending higher
The loonie is worth U$ 0.79960 (at 4.20pm)
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