stock markets up

Canada’s main stock index closed on the red side of flat on Monday, with gains in gold offset by weakness in crude prices Tech and health care also moved lower. Statistics Canada reported new housing prices were flat in March.

US Stock futures were split as traders await a slew of corporate earnings from big tech companies, as well as fresh economic data releases.

S&P 5004,137.04+3.52S&P 500

The Canadian dollar remained at 73.86 cents US.

US crude futures traded $0.88 higher at $78.75 a barrel, and the Brent contract added $1.04 to $82.70 a barrel.

The price of gold was up US$4.42 to US$ 1,989.20.

In world markets, the Nikkei was up 29.15 points to 28,593.52, the Hang Seng was down 115.79 points to 19,959.94, the FTSE was down 1.93 point to 7,912.20, and the DAX was down 17.71 points to 15,863.95.

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