Markets: S&P/TSX composite up more than 100 points



Canada’s essential stock index was up more than 100 points Tuesday, buoyed by power in base metals and utilities, whereas U.S. markets have been additionally up.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 114.40 points at 19,660.31.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial common was up 333.83 points at 33,160.83. The S&P 500 index was up 21.31 points at 3,828.11, whereas the Nasdaq composite was up 51.68 points at 10,616.20.

The optimism of Friday’s rally continued by means of Tuesday, stated Philip Petursson, chief funding strategist at IG Wealth Management.

“I would say the story of the day is speculation of a continued weakness in the U.S. dollar and that’s why we’re seeing gold move,” he stated. “Gold is driving the TSX.”

This is a sign that the U.S. greenback would possibly lastly be reversing, stated Petersson, because the greenback and gold are inversely associated.

The December gold contract was up US$35.50 at US$1,716.00 an oz. and the December copper contract was up eight cents at US$3.68 a pound.

The Canadian greenback traded for 74.40 cents US in contrast with 74.11 cents US on Monday.

As indicators of inflation abating begin to present, every part that’s inversely correlated to the U.S. greenback will seemingly do nicely, stated Petursson, similar to commodities.

The Nasdaq is bearing the brunt of continued decrease valuations in tech, stated Petursson. The massive names have been disappointing buyers, he stated, who’re as an alternative flocking again to tried-and-true investments. An analogous pattern is going on in Canada, he added.

“You’re seeing investors flock to the cheap area of the market. And interestingly, for Canada, that continues to be the commodity space.”

U.S. markets rose forward of the midterm elections. Regardless of the result, normally the tip of the U.S. midterm elections is adopted by a sigh of reduction that the uncertainty is over from markets and a rally by means of the tip of the 12 months, stated Petursson.

“I think we’re going to see a nice positive finish from here to the end of the year, a continuation of this rally.”

Meanwhile, U.S. inflation knowledge is releasing this week whereas Canadian knowledge comes subsequent week. Petursson stated it is wanting progressively seemingly that inflation will proceed to chill, albeit slowly, heading into 2023.

“I believe what we’ll see is gradual enchancment … over the course of the subsequent 18 months,” he stated.

The December crude oil contract was down US$2.88 at US$88.91 per barrel and the December pure gasoline contract was down 81 cents at US$6.14 per mmBTU.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 8, 2022. 


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