By Commodity News Service Canada
WINNIPEG, Dec. 21 (CNS Canada) – The Canadian dollar was down at market close Friday with gloom ruling the major North American stock markets.
The dollar closed at US$0.7371 or US$1=C$1.3566, which compares with Thursday’s close of US$0.7410 or C$1.3495.
The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed Friday at 13,935.44 down by 206.33 points, a loss of 1.46 per cent.
In the United States, the Dow Jones dropped 1.82 per cent, the S&P 500 fell 2.06 per cent and NASDAQ lost 2.99 per cent.
Oil was down Friday as West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell by 49 cents to close at US$45.39 per barrel.
Gold was weaker Friday by US$9.00 to US$1,254.90 per ounce.
Canada’s agricultural sector faired as follows:
AGT Food and Ingredients———dn $ 0.46 at $ 15.98
Buhler Industries—————-unchanged at $ 3.60
Linamar Corp.——————–up $ 0.43 at $ 45.97
Maple Leaf Foods—————–dn $ 0.17 at $ 26.52
Nutrien Ltd.———————up $ 0.23 at $ 60.97
Ritchie Bros Auctioneers Inc.—-dn $ 0.56 at $ 42.72
Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc.–dn $ 0.03 at $ 8.43
(All figures are in Canadian dollars.)