By Commodity News Service Canada
WINNIPEG, Jan. 17 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was down at market close Thursday along with oil and gold.
The dollar finished the day at US$0.7522 or US$1=C$1.3294, which compares with Wednesday’s close of US$0.7548 or C$1.3248.
The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed Thursday at 15,211.22 up by 99.96 points.
Optimism on the major United States stock markets for progress towards resolving the U.S./China trade war had them finishing on the plus side on Thursday.
The Dow Jones was up 138.09 to finish Thursday at 24,345.25, the S&P 500 rose by 17.77 to 2,633.87 and the NASDAQ gained 43.87 points to end the day at 7,078.56.
Gold was down Thursday by US$2.20 to US$1,291.60 per ounce.
Canada’s agricultural sector faired as follows:
AGT Food and Ingredients———dn $ 0.17 at $ 16.72
Buhler Industries—————-unchanged at $ 3.61
Linamar Corp.——————–dn $ 0.61 at $ 48.81
Maple Leaf Foods—————–dn $ 0.19 at $ 28.41
Nutrien Ltd.———————up $ 1.91 at $ 67.69
Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc.—-up $ 0.80 at $ 47.37
Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc.–dn $ 0.08 at $ 8.74
(All figures are in Canadian dollars.)