Canada's main stock index posts second day of gains after Monday slump

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TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a second day of gains Wednesday as investors recovered their confidence following a bumpy start to the week.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 145.18 points at 21,070.05.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 261.19 points at 35,753.89. The S&P 500 index gained 47.33 points at 4,696.56 while the Nasdaq composite was up 180.81 points at 15,521.89.

The Canadian dollar traded for 77.73 cents US compared with 77.36 cents US on Tuesday.

The February crude contract was up $1.64 cents at US$72.76 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was up 7 cents at US$3.71 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract was up US$13.50 at US$1,802.20 an ounce and the March copper contract was up four cents at US$4.39 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 22, 2021.

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