Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.08%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 1.08%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Industrials and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (TSX: FVI ), which rose 17.11% or 0.71 points to trade at 4.89 at the close. Bausch Health Companies Inc (TSX: BHC ) added 3.84% or 1.23 points to end at 33.23 and Ero Copper Corp (TSX: ERO ) was up 3.30% or 0.58 points to 18.18 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX: LUN ), which lost 16.17% or 1.725 points to trade at 8.945 in late trade. Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ) declined 9.51% or 2.65 points to end at 25.23 and Canopy Growth Corp (TSX: WEED ) shed 8.32% or 1.030 points to 11.350.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 799 to 256 and 95 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 7.61% to 16.69.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.77% or 13.95 to $1790.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.67% or 1.89 to hit $68.97 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.30% or 1.69 to trade at $71.83 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.44% to 0.7725, while CAD/EUR fell 0.70% to 0.6852.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 96.535.

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