Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.85%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.85%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the REITs , Consumer Discretionary and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite added 0.85% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Mullen Group Ltd . (TSX: MTL ), which rose 7.51% or 0.82 points to trade at 11.74 at the close. Sprott Inc . (TSX: SII ) added 5.97% or 2.91 points to end at 51.66 and Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) was up 5.20% or 1.10 points to 22.26 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lightspeed POS Inc (TSX: LSPD ), which lost 5.91% or 4.37 points to trade at 69.60 in late trade. Whitecap Resources Inc . (TSX: WCP ) declined 3.40% or 0.23 points to end at 6.53 and SilverCrest Metals Inc (TSX: SIL ) shed 3.01% or 0.29 points to 9.33.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 675 to 405 and 85 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 unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.12% or 19.00 to $1679.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.51% or 1.00 to hit $65.09 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.51% or 1.05 to trade at $68.31 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.08% to 0.7903, while CAD/EUR rose 0.65% to 0.6667.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 92.350.

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