Canada’s share drops at the close of trading; S&P/TSX Composite Index down 1.61% – Canadian stocks were down at Wednesday’s close as losses in the , and , sectors pushed stocks lower.

At the close in Toronto, the was down 1.61%.

The biggest gainers in the session were EQB Inc (TSX:), which rose 12.24% or 5.55 points to trade at 50.88 at the close. Home Group Capital Inc . (TSX:) added 5.38% or 1.32 points to end at 25.87 and IAMGold Corporation (TSX:) rose 3.13% or 0.07 points to 2.31 late in the session.

The biggest losers were Converge Technology Solutions Corp (TSX:), which fell 13.41% or 0.66 points to trade at 4.26 late in the session. Nuvei Corp (TSX:) fell 10.74% or 4.34 points to end at 36.08 and Vermilion Energy Inc . (TSX:) fell 10.35% or 3.42 points to 29.61.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising stocks by 782 to 229 and 100 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX compound options, rose 0.23% to 22.07.

In commodities trading, gold futures for December delivery fell 0.45% or 7.65 to $1,708.35 per troy ounce. Meanwhile, crude oil for December delivery fell 3.78% or 3.36 to $85.55 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.16% or 3, 01 to trade at $92.35 a barrel.

CAD/USD fell 0.77% to 0.74, while CAD/EUR was unchanged 0.12% to 0.74.

US dollar index futures rose 0.75% to 110.36.

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