Today’s markets saw a positive gain across most major indices. The base metals sector went up nearly 4.00 per cent by close.

U.S. markets experienced a similar comeback, with the Dow jumping up more than 700 points after its drop yesterday. However, fear is still driving the market, with the labour force expected to see its second-best growth year ever.

Today in the Markets

TSX 19,814.51 +307.67 TSX
TSXV 581.89 +10.77 TSXV
CSE 199.22 -1.62 TSXV
DJIA 33,630.61 +700.53 DJIA
NASDAQ 10,569.29 +264.05 NASDAQ
S&P 500 3,895.08 +86.98 S&P 500

The Canadian dollar traded for 74.39 cents U.S., compared to 73.65 cents U.S. on Thursday. 

U.S. crude futures traded $0.02 higher at $73.67 a barrel, and the Brent contract went down $0.20 to $78.46 a barrel. 

The price of gold was up US$33.32 to US$1,866.74

In world markets, the Nikkei was up 153.05 points to 25,973.85, the Hang Seng was down 60.53 points to 20,991.64, the FTSE was up 66.04 points to 7,699.49, and the DAX was up 173.71 points to 14,610.02.

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