Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.06%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Materials , Healthcare and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Hut 8 Mining Corp (TSX: HUT ), which rose 12.11% or 1.000 points to trade at 9.260 at the close. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX: FVI ) added 7.26% or 0.30 points to end at 4.43 and New Gold Inc (TSX: NGD ) was up 6.97% or 0.140 points to 2.150 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ), which lost 4.59% or 0.57 points to trade at 11.84 in late trade. Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX: AAV ) declined 4.47% or 0.300 points to end at 6.410 and Peyto Exploration&Development Corp (TSX: PEY ) shed 3.23% or 0.34 points to 10.18.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 541 to 469 and 112 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 11.23% to 24.96.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.77% or 13.95 to $1821.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.97% or 0.90 to hit $91.41 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.55% or 0.51 to trade at $92.76 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.84% to 0.7897, while CAD/EUR rose 0.96% to 0.6906.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 95.418.

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