TSX up, Wall Street mixed

first_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Facebook LinkedIn Twitter TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Marketwatch South of the border, U.S. stocks finished mostly higher after a see-sawing day.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 19.01 points to 25,219.38. The S&P 500 index added 1.02 points to 2,732.22 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 16.96 points to 7,239.47.The past week has seen the TSX recover roughly a third of its losses and Wall Street more than half, following a series of wild swings in early February.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of US79.74¢, down 0.22 of a U.S. cent.The April crude contract was up US38¢ to US$61.55 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was down US2¢ at US$2.56 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US90¢ to US$1,356.20 an ounce and the March copper contract was unchanged at US$3.25 a pound.Canadian financial markets will be closed Monday. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Rising oil prices helped Canada’s main stock index move higher, capping off a week of strong gains for North American markets .The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 44.98 points to 15,452.64, led by the influential energy sector. Canadian Press Bear and bull stock market illustration scusi/123RFlast_img read more