At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.25% to hit a new 3-months low.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Nevsun Resources Ltd (TO:NSU), which rose 17.81% or 0.880 points to trade at 5.820 at the close. Meanwhile, MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (TO:MAXR) added 5.26% or 2.04 points to end at 40.79 and Loblaw Companies Limited (TO:L) was up 4.57% or 3.03 points to 69.27 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Precision Drilling Corporation (TO:PD), which fell 7.50% or 0.38 points to trade at 4.69 at the close. Canada Goose Holdings Inc (TO:GOOS) declined 7.33% or 5.82 points to end at 73.57 and BlackBerry Ltd (TO:BB) was down 6.07% or 0.85 points to 13.15.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 700 to 372 and 127 ended unchanged.
Shares in Nevsun Resources Ltd (TO:NSU) rose to 5-year highs; up 17.81% or 0.880 to 5.820.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 1.75% to 14.53 a new 3-months high.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.25% or 3.00 to $1202.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.40% or 0.98 to hit $68.89 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.07% or 0.84 to trade at $77.33 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.12% to 0.7592, while CAD/EUR fell 0.31% to 0.6527.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 95.07.
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