Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.21%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.21%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Energy , Materials and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Tilray Inc (TSX: TLRY ), which rose 7.39% or 0.19 points to trade at 2.76 at the close. Nuvei Corp (TSX: NVEI ) added 6.34% or 1.81 points to end at 30.37 and Russel Metals Inc . (TSX: RUS ) was up 5.54% or 2.16 points to 41.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR ), which lost 7.52% or 0.23 points to trade at 2.83 in late trade. Athabasca Oil Corp (TSX: ATH ) declined 5.74% or 0.22 points to end at 3.61 and B2Gold Corp (TSX: BTO ) shed 4.54% or 0.21 points to 4.42.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 565 to 454 and 102 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 4.95% to 11.24.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.97% or 41.10 to $2,048.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.08% or 0.80 to hit $73.27 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.85% or 0.67 to trade at $78.21 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.24% to 0.74, while CAD/EUR unchanged 0.16% to 0.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 103.58.

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