Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.05%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the IT , Healthcare and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Lithium Americas Corp (TSX: LAC ), which rose 11.68% or 4.81 points to trade at 46.00 at the close. Aritzia Inc (TSX: ATZ ) added 4.55% or 2.22 points to end at 51.00 and Teck Resources Ltd B (TSX: TECKb ) was up 3.95% or 1.94 points to 51.01 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shopify Inc (TSX: SHOP ), which lost 5.38% or 49.97 points to trade at 879.61 in late trade. Hut 8 Mining Corp (TSX: HUT ) declined 5.12% or 0.39 points to end at 7.22 and Ballard Power Systems Inc (TSX: BLDP ) shed 3.58% or 0.55 points to 14.80.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 541 to 509 and 90 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 10.47% to 14.14.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.11% or 21.30 to $1,933.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 3.02% or 3.15 to hit $107.39 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 2.94% or 3.17 to trade at $110.88 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.23% to 0.80, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.40% to 0.72.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.56% at 97.89.

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