Canadian stocks rally as oil prices, loonie stabilize

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Canada’s pipeline stock index surged more than 200 points in a broad-based promote on Monday as U.S. stocks rallied for a second session in a row, erasing some of the big losses suffered last week.

The gains came after the Toronto goods index dropped more than eight per cent from its all-time exalted and leading Wall Street indexes slumped into a «correction» for the first place time in two years.

Market commentators believe the abrupt stock retail rout that began two Fridays ago might have been triggered by a clique of events that rattled investors, including worries about a imminent rise in U.S. inflation or interest rates.

The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 207.35 specks or 1.38 per cent to 15,241.88 on Monday, with materials and gold stereotypes leading the way.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average soared 410.37 suggestions or 1.70 per cent to 24,601.27. The S&P 500 index was up 36.45 points or 1.39 per cent to 2,656.00, and the Nasdaq composite measure was up 107.47 points or 1.56 per cent to 6,981.96.

«The strength today is a continuation of the recoil we saw midday last Friday. I would still categorize this as a ungenerous bit more of a reflex to the extreme selling we saw last week, and I say that because the underlying matter has remained categorically positive,» said Craig Fehr, a Canadian bazaars strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.

«I would say more broadly the productive data around the world suggests that growth is on the upswing and corporate earnings matter continues to come in quite strong. And I’d say those were trends that on no occasion really saw disruption, even though we saw major disruption in the performance of wide-ranging stock markets last week.»

Among some of the big earners Monday was Restaurant Makers International Inc.

The owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons moved up $4.39, or 6.18 per cent, to $75.48 after outperforming analyst prospects on its fourth quarter profit.

Meanwhile, Shopify Inc. jumped $10.67, or 7.10 per cent, to $161.05 centre of news the Ontario government has inked a deal to use its e-commerce platform for cannabis reduced in price on the markets online and in stores as part of its plan to be the province’s sole distributor of legitimate recreational marijuana.

In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed an general trading value of 79.35 US cents, up 0.04 of a U.S. cent — ending abide week’s five-day slide.

On the commodities front, the March crude commitment was up nine cents to $59.29 US per barrel after sharp drops all of aftermost week and the March natural gas contract was down three cents at $2.55 per mmBTU.

The April gold undertake was up $10.70 US to $1,326.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was up five cents to $3.09 a a pasting.

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