Strength in the technology sector helped offset losses in energy stocks to leave Canada’s main stock index with gains Wednesday alongside U.S. markets.
The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 62.25 points at 20,282.26.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average ended up 95.96 points at 34,194.06. The S&P 500 index was up 23.68 points at 4,027.26, while the Nasdaq composite was up 110.91 points at 11,285.32.
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The Canadian dollar traded for 74.67 cents US compared with 74.65 cents US on Tuesday.
The January crude oil contract was down US$3.01 at US$77.94 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was up 30 cents at US$7.71 per mmBTU.
The December gold contract was up US$5.70 at US$1,745.60 an ounce and the December copper contract was up less than a penny at $3.62 a pound.