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Market wrap Feb. 3, 2017: Strong U.S. jobs report helps buoy markets
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By Fund Library News Wire  | Sunday, February 05, 2017


 

By Mike Keerma

The major North American stock indices ended the week relatively flat, while gaining overall in January and advancing for the year to to date. Both the S&P 500 Composite Index and the Nasdaq Composite Index gained just 0.1% on the week, as a relatively strong U.S. jobs report showed a gain of 227,000 payrolls in January helped the U.S. indices stay in the black. Toronto’s benchmark S&P/TSX Composite advanced 0.5% during Friday’s session, buoyed by strength in the financial sector, but the index still lost -0.6% from the previous Friday’s close. Gold gained 2.5% on the week, while the price of crude oil hovered just above breakeven.

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