TORONTO – North American stock markets started the week on the rise as technology and consumer discretionary sectors rose as signs of a good start to the holiday shopping season.
The S & P / TSX composite index closed up 1.92 points at 15,012.65.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average increased 354.29 points to 24,640.24. The S & P 500 index rose 40.89 points to 2,673.45, while the Nasdaq compound gained 142.87 points to 7,081.85
The Canadian dollar was trading at an average of 75.59 US cents compared to an average of 75.60 US cents on Friday.
The January crude contract rose US $ 1.21 to US $ 51.53 per barrel and the natural gas contract in January fell 56 cents to US $ 4.30 per mmBTU.
The December gold contract fell 80 cents to US $ 1,222.40 an ounce and the December copper contract dropped 1.1 cents to US $ 2.75 a pound.
The Canadian press