Canada’s main stock index closed higher in a broad rally led by energy stocks, while in the U.S. tech stocks led markets to sharper gains.
The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 110.03 points at 16,106.24.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 200.64 points at 25,650.88, despite being weighed down by a 5% drop in Boeing’s stock after a second of its 737 MAX aircraft crashed in recent months. The S&P 500 index was up 40.23 points at 2,783.30, while the Nasdaq composite was up 149.92 points at 7,558.06.
The Canadian dollar averaged US74.55¢, compared with an average of US74.50¢ on Friday.
The April crude contract ended up US72¢ at US$56.79 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down 9¢ at US$2.77 per mmBTU.
The April gold contract closed down US$8.20 at US$1,291.10 an ounce and the May copper contract was up a penny at US$2.90 a pound.