© Reuters.  Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.42%© Reuters. Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.42%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Discretionary, Energy and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.42%.

The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TO:LIF), which rose 8.95% or 1.76 points to trade at 21.43 at the close. Meanwhile, Semafo Inc . (TO:SMF) added 7.03% or 0.23 points to end at 3.42 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO:IVN) was up 5.68% or 0.230 points to 4.280 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO:GUY), which fell 6.56% or 0.280 points to trade at 3.990 at the close. Pretium Resources Inc. (TO:PVG) declined 5.49% or 0.58 points to end at 9.98 and Kinross Gold Corporation (TO:K) was down 5.27% or 0.31 points to 5.57.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 601 to 480 and 139 ended unchanged.

Shares in Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TO:LIF) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 8.95% or 1.76 to 21.43. Shares in Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TO:GUY) fell to 52-week lows; down 6.56% or 0.280 to 3.990.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 16.15% to 12.73.

Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.03% or 13.65 to $1311.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.26% or 0.13 to hit $50.31 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.17 to trade at $55.45 a barrel.

CAD/USD was down 0.87% to 0.8132, while CAD/EUR fell 0.89% to 0.6802.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 91.81.

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