Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.15%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Canada equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Materials , Financials and Clean Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.15% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Detour Gold Corporation (TO: DGC ), which rose 4.69% or 0.64 points to trade at 14.28 at the close. Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO: GUY ) added 4.34% or 0.180 points to end at 4.330 and Tahoe Resources Inc (TO: THO ) was up 3.72% or 0.24 points to 6.69 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cameco Corp (TO: CCO ), which lost 9.06% or 1.10 points to trade at 11.04 in late trade. DHX Media Ltd B (TO: DHXb ) declined 7.97% or 0.44 points to end at 5.08 and TMX Group Limited (TO: X ) shed 4.08% or 2.88 points to 67.75.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 590 to 519 and 148 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 down 1.35% to 10.97.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.18% or 2.29 to $1274.09 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.20% or 0.10 to hit $50.36 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.39% or 0.22 to trade at $55.90 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.19% to 0.8009, while CAD/EUR rose 0.06% to 0.6818.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 93.41.

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