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Canadian stocks fell Tuesday, as weakness emerged in the energy sector due to falling oil prices. Markets in the U.S. and elsewhere were higher today after Hillary Clinton's strong debate performance soothed fears of a Trump presidency, but Canada bucked the uptrend. The S&P/TSX Composite Index...

The Canadian stock market got off to a weak start Tuesday, largely due to weakness in the commodity market. Falling prices for precious metals and crude oil are weighing on the gold and energy sectors. However, the Canadian market has begun to pare its early losses. Markets in Europe were up slightly...

Early signals are mixed for Canadian stocks Tuesday morning, after showing a lack of direction in recent sessions. Global markets are in a decent mood following last night's U.S. presidential debate. Hillary Clinton seemed to perform well, soothing fears about Donald Trump's ascendancy. However,...

Canadian stocks were lower Monday, following U.S. equities to the downside amid banking jitters and anxiety over the American election. Tonight's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could put upstart Trump in the driver's seat, spooking markets everywhere. The S&P/TSX Composite...

The Canadian stock market is losing ground in early trade Monday, adding to the losses at the end of the prior trading week. Investors are in a cautious mood ahead of the U.S. presidential debate this evening. Donald Trump and Hillary R Clinton will face off in New York in the first in a series of...

Canadian stocks may struggle Monday amid anxiety ahead of tonight's US presidential debate. Donald Trump and Hillary R Clinton will meet in New York this evening, the first in a series of debates that may swing the tight presidential race. Analysts say markets will slide if Trump emerges, as the...

Canadian stocks fell Friday as traders booked profits from a two-day rally sparked by easy U.S. monetary policy. The S&P/TSX Composite Index was down 99 points to 14,697, once again pulling up shy of the elusive 15,000 mark. BlackBerry (BB.TO) announced its end-to-end asset tracking solution, BlackBerry...

The Canadian stock market is losing ground in early trade Friday, following two days of strong gains. The recent rally in the commodities has fizzled out this morning, with prices of crude and precious metals little changed. Profit taking also appears to be playing a role in the weak performance this...

Canadian stocks were slightly lower in the early going Friday, following substantial gains in the previous two sessions. The S&P/TSX Composite Index was down 20 points at 14,776, trimming weekly gains. Air Canada will launch non-stop Montreal to Shanghai flights. BlackBerry Limited (BBRY, BB.TO)...

Canadian stocks stayed on the winning track Thursday, powered by strong gains in the energy sector. The S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 86.35 points, or 0.59 percent, to 14,797.17, adding to Wednesday's triple-digit advance. Eneryg stocks rose 1.4 percent, while banks added 0.8 percent after the...

The Canadian stock market is up sharply again Thursday morning, extending the strong gains of the previous session. Global equity markets continue to rally following yesterday's announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Fed's decision to maintain its interest rate has weakened the U.S. dollar. The weakness...

Canadian stocks look to extend positive momentum from the previous session Thursday, as commodities rallied on a weaker U.S. dollar. Global equities have gotten a boost from yesterday's Federal Reserve decision to hold steady on interest rates. The Fed also offered a somewhat gloomy assessment...

Canadian stocks rallied Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates, as expected. "For the time being we are going to watch incoming evidence," Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a press conference after the Fed's two-day meeting. The vote was 7-3, with three FOMC members wanting...

The Canadian stock market has been rising since the open Wednesday and is enjoying a triple digit gain. Early strength in commodity prices has given the market a significant leg up. An unexpected announcement from the Bank of Japan is providing early strength to gold stocks, while energy stocks are rising...

Early signals are positive for Canadian stocks Wednesday morning as markets assessed a surprise move from the Bank of Japan. The BoJ is altering its monetary policy targets with a new form of easing in an attempt to jump-start the nation's sluggish economy and stoke inflation. Meanwhile, markets...

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