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The Canadian stock market is dipping in early trade Wednesday, pulling back from its highest level in nearly 2 months after two days of gains. Global markets are in a holding pattern today, as investors await the Trump administration's big tax reform announcement. Markets in Europe are little changed...

Canadian stocks rose to their highest in two months Tuesday, as rebounding energy stocks offset significantly weaker gold shares. Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on imported softwood lumber from Canada. "We're going to be putting a 20% tax on softwood lumber coming in --...

The Canadian stock market is rising in early trade Tuesday, extending yesterday's solid gains. The continued slump in crude oil prices has done little to dampen the mood among investors as they continue to embrace riskier investments after the French election over the weekend. Traders are largely...

Canadian stocks look to extend recent gains at the opening bell Tuesday, as risk appetite continues to rise despite slumping oil prices. A flurry of earnings news will keep investors on their toes today, overshadowing commodities weakness and news of a tariff on Canadian lumber into the U.S. WTI...

Canadian stocks rallied Monday, but significant weakness among gold producers kept gains in check. Risk appetite returned to markets as a centrist emerged as the favorite to win the French presidential election. The TSX Composite rose 97.98 points, or 0.63 percent, to 15,712.46. Crude oil prices...

The Canadian stock market is climbing at the start of the new trading week, following the lackluster performance at the end of the previous week. Strong gains in the heavyweight financial sector are driving the market higher this morning due to the results of the French election over the weekend. Meanwhile,...

Canadian stocks are poised for early gains Monday amid relief over the weekend's French president vote. Centrist candidate Emannuel Macron is now favored to stomp far-right euro-skeptic Marine Le Pen in the upcoming run-off election. Markets feared that centrists would split this round of voting...

Canadian stocks ended a topsy turvy week with an uneven performance Friday, as the energy sector withstood a big drop in crude oil prices. Markets were relatively calm ahead of a French presidential election seen as a referendum on the European Union. The TSX Composite was down 11 points to 15,614.48,...

The Canadian stock market dipped at the open Friday and since managed to inch into positive territory in cautious trade. Global markets are turning in a rather lackluster performance at the end of the trading week, due to the uncertainty ahead of the French election this weekend. Markets in Europe...

Markets are on edge Friday morning ahead of a crucial election in France that is seen as a referendum on the European Union. France, one of the main engines of the EU, is poised to make nationalist stalwart Marine Le Pen a finalist for the presidency. Closer to home, Ontario has unveiled 16 new...

Canadian stocks nudged higher Thursday, trimming weekly losses despite continued weakness in the energy sector. Banks, industrials and tech stocks all managed gains. The TSX Composite Index was up 72.69 points to 15,625.56. Crude oil futures fell for a fourth straight session Thursday, but held...

The Canadian stock market is up sharply Thursday morning, following two days of losses. The majority of the Canadian sectors are trading in positive territory this morning. Industrial stocks are leading the way higher, while energy and financial stocks are also providing support. The majority of the...

Canadian stocks may turn higher Thursday after losses in the previous two sessions. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industral Average dropped to its lowest in two months yesterday, but oil futures steadied above $50 a barrel helping calm nerves on both sides of the border. Bargain hunters are likely...

Canadian stocks fell for a second session in a row Wednesday, with losses particularly pronounced in the gold sector. Energy stocks also fell, as crude oil prices plummeted. May WTI oil was down $1.97, or 3.8%, to settle at $50.44/bbl, the lowest since April 12. The U.S. Energy Information Administration...

The Canadian stock market got off to a positive start Wednesday, but has since come off its early highs. The majority of the Canadian sectors are trading in the green this morning, following yesterday's weak performance. However, gold stocks are a notable exception this morning. Gold prices are falling...

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