The north american equity markets plunge before the Christmas break

Les marchés boursiers nord-américains plongent avant le congé de Noël

Photo: Mark Lennihan Associated Press
The price of crude oil fell by US $ 3.06 to 42,53 $ US per barrel in New York.

The north american equity markets were closed Monday for a session shortened downward, and sealed by the political uncertainties and the decline in the price of crude oil to its lowest level since the summer of 2017.

The composite index S&P/TSX index of the Toronto stock Exchange was down 155,25 points to 13 780,19 points. The flooring toronto put an end to its activities at 13 h and will reopen its doors Thursday, after two days off.

The decline in the toronto market has been less pronounced than that of the us markets. The materials sector has advanced 1.72 %, the shares of gold companies such as Goldcorp and Barrick Gold benefited from the increase in the price of gold.

The price of an ounce of gold has jumped 13,70 US $ 1271,80 per ounce on the Exchange of raw materials, of New York, while copper dropped to 1.3 US cent to 2.66 US $ the book.

On the currency market, the canadian dollar traded at an average price of 73,59 US cents, its lowest level since but 2017, down from its average price of 73,71 US cents on Friday.

The energy sector has made 3,2%, pulled down by shares of Enbridge and TransCanada. The price of crude oil fell by US $ 3.06 to 42,53 $ US per barrel in New York.

On Wall Street, the average Dow Jones industrial has lost 653,17 points 21 792,20 points, saving the coup in its worst performance for a Christmas eve. The expanded index S&P 500 has made 65,52 points to 2351,10 points, while the composite index of the Nasdaq fell 140,07 points to 6192,92 points.

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