TORONTO – Resource and technology stocks helped boost Canada’s main stock index Tuesday, while U.S. markets were solidly higher.
The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 52.92 points at 15,353.30.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 213.59 points at 24,786.63. The S&P 500 index ended up 28.55 points at 2,706.39 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 124.82 points at 7,281.10.
The Canadian dollar averaged 79.67 cents US, up 0.17 of a US cent.
The May crude contract closed up 30 cents at US$66.52 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down a penny at US$2.74 per mmBTU.
The June gold contract closed down US$1.20 to US$1,349.50 an ounce and the May copper contract ended down two cents at US$3.08 a pound.