S&P/TSX composite down 45 points Wednesday, U.S. stock markets mixed

Canadian-based mining companies saw a surge of investor interest in 2023, according to the latest edition of the TSX Venture 50 list. A TSX ticker is shown in Toronto on May 10, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn. FNG

Canada’s main stock index moved lower Wednesday, as weakness in financial and tech stocks helped outweigh strength in energy, while U.S. markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 45.15 points at 21,172.38.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 48.44 points at 38,612.24. The S&P 500 index was up 6.29 points at 4,981.80, while the Nasdaq composite was down 49.91 points at 15,580.87.

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The Canadian dollar traded for 74.01 cents US compared with 73.98 cents US on Tuesday.

The April crude contract was up 87 cents at US$77.91 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up 22 cents at US$1.86 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was down US$5.50 at US$2,034.30 an ounce and the March copper contract was up a penny at US$3.88 a pound.


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