Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.60%

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Canada shares higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.60%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Materials and Energy sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Element Fleet Management Corp (TO: EFN ), which rose 7.85% or 0.45 points to trade at 6.18 at the close. Corus Entertainment Inc (TO: CJRb ) added 7.13% or 0.33 points to end at 4.96 and Enbridge Inc. (TO: ENB ) was up 7.06% or 3.10 points to 47.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canopy Growth Corp (TO: WEED ), which lost 5.28% or 2.140 points to trade at 38.420 in late trade. Alacer Gold Corp (TO: ASR ) declined 4.33% or 0.110 points to end at 2.430 and Aphria Inc (TO: APH ) shed 3.42% or 0.420 points to 11.870.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 3.35% to 13.57.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.94% or 11.80 to $1242.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.24% or 0.18 to hit $73.97 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.42% or 1.92 to trade at $77.31 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.42% to 0.7581, while CAD/EUR fell 0.05% to 0.6512.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 94.60.

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