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TSX Stumbles at Outset

Canada's main stock index fell at the open on Tuesday, led by losses in shares of precious metal miners, as gold prices slipped to a more than two-week low.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index shed 27.72 points to open a short week at 16,374.03

The Canadian dollar regained 0.06 cents to 74.53 cents

Markets in Canada were closed Monday for Victoria Day

Canaccord Genuity cut the price target on Diversified Royalty Corp. to $3.75 from $4.00. Diversified lost a penny to $3.24.

RBC cut the price target on Gran Tierra Energy to $4.20 from $5.50. Gran Tierra shares dipped five cents, or 1.7%, to $2.82.

Canaccord Genuity raised the price target on Just Energy Group to $6.00 from $5.00. Just Energy shares galloped 29 cents, or 6.9%, to $4.47.


The TSX Venture Exchange took on 3.78 points to 612.93.

Seven of the 12 Toronto subgroups were down to begin Tuesday, as materials tumbled 1.5%, health-care was off 1.3%, and gold lost 1.1%.

The five gainers were led by communications, up 1.2%, consumer staples, ahead 0.2%, and consumer discretionaries, inching up 0.03%.


Stocks traded higher on Tuesday on news that the U.S. temporarily eased restrictions on Chinese telecom giant Huawei.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 115.09 points to open Tuesday at 25,794.99, as Intel outperformed.

The S&P 500 increased 15.81 points to 2,856.04, with the tech sector jumping 0.9%.

The NASDAQ Composite heightened 53.14 points to 7,755.51.

Equities also got a boost from Boeing. Shares of the airplane maker rose 1.2% after The Wall Street Journal reported that a bird collision may have caused the 737 Max crash in March.

Shares of chipmakers like Micron Technology, Qualcomm and Xilinx all rose more than 1%. Nvidia gained 0.8%, and Lam Research progressed 1.1%, respectively.

Kohl's shares plunged 13% after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings. J.C. Penney also dropped 7.4% following the release of its quarterly numbers.

Trade tensions are not going away any time soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping signaled there would be no end to the trade war in the near future. Last week, some media outlets learned that scheduling talks regarding trade negotiations had stalled.

The Commerce Department said Monday night it would allow Huawei to purchase American-made goods in order to maintain existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets until Aug. 19. The move sought to minimize disruption for the telecom company's customers around the world.

Prices for the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury fell, raising yields to 2.42% from Monday's 2.41%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Oil prices docked three cents to $63.07 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices slid $6.20 to $1,271.10 U.S. an ounce.

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