Canada’s share is higher at the close of trading; S&P/TSX Composite Index up 0.96%

Investing.com – Canadian stocks were higher at Wednesday’s close, as gains in sectors , and propelled stocks higher.

At the close in Toronto, the gain was 0.96%.

The biggest winners from the session on the were Capstone Mining Corporation (TSX:), which rose 11.33% or 0.34 points to trade at 3.34 at the close. Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:) gained 8.33% or 0.33 points to end at 4.29 and HudBay Minerals Inc (TSX:) rose 7.53% or 0.39 points to 5.57 late in the session.

The biggest losers were Converge Technology Solutions Corp (TSX:), which fell 2.88% or 0.20 points to trade at 6.75 late in the session. Shopify Inc (TSX:) fell 2.88% or 1.17 points to end at 39.46 and Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TSX:) fell 2.58% or 0.63 points to 23.83.

Rising stocks outnumbered falling stocks 757 to 277 and 90 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX compound options, rose 5.75% to 23.37.

In commodities trading, gold futures for December delivery rose 0.60% or 9.90 to $1,667.90 per troy ounce. Meanwhile, crude oil for December delivery rose 3.31% or 2.82 to $88.14 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.51% or 2, 30 to trade at $94.04 a barrel.

CAD/USD was unchanged 0.36% to 0.74, while CAD/EUR fell 0.77% to 0.73.

US dollar index futures fell 1.16% to 109.55.

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