The S&P/TSX, Canada’s main stock index, has seen consistent gains this past week, according to Market Haven senior account manager Jacob Gold. TSX futures are fueled by growing commodity prices and higher confidence in the economy. Strong commodity prices were able to improve energy stocks.
Early on during the July 20 trading session, the index went up by 5.58 points – 0.03 percent and is now at 20,496.75. With Canada’s stock market performing increasingly well, its success is attributed to the growing commodity prices. These have led to a surge in demand for energy-related stocks, which have gained support from the recent uptrend.
Investors Gain Confidence in the Canadian Economy
After domestic inflation reduced in June, investors have gained further confidence in the country’s economic health. These latest developments show a trend of resilience and stability in the country’s economy.
Jacob Gold, a senior account manager at Market Haven, predicted that the combination of favorable economic indicators and improved commodity prices would cause TSX’s future to rise. As expected, this happened during the early hours of the trading session. Additionally, such momentum shows that investors have adopted a positive sentiment in the market.
Nevertheless, it’s critical to keep track of how commodity prices are moving since they play a major role in boosting the exchange’s composite index. From oil and natural gas to gold and copper, commodities have a significant effect on Canada’s markets.
Moreover, investors should monitor economic indicators like employment data, GDP growth, and inflation. Doing so will help them understand the overall picture of Canada’s economic health. Such factors also deliver important insights into the market’s current level of stability.
Investors Looking For New Opportunities In Energy Sector
Considering how the TSX composite index is growing, Jacob Gold of Market Haven predicts that investors will seek other opportunities. Specifically, they’ll target the energy sector since it has displayed potential and resilience for further growth, with commodity prices going strong. This includes options like Crescent Point Energy, which went up by 1.2 percent and is currently at $10.21. It also includes Imperial Oil, which rose by 2.4 percent to $66.82.
Of course, healthcare stocks also present an interesting opportunity since they were able to lead the charge. Chartwell Retirement Residencies went up by 2 percent, while Tilray increased by 2.8 percent.
In the communications sector, Quebecor went up by 1.3 percent to $32.19, while TELUS surged by 1.9 percent to $24.78. Unfortunately, the tech market is in a slump, as CGI Group fell by 3.4 percent to $134.75, and Alithiya decreased by 4.6 percent to $2.49. In terms of economic indicators, retail sales went up by 0.2 percent to $66 billion in May. Sales went up in five subsectors out of nine, which were led by food and beverage companies.
To conclude, Jacob Gold of Market Haven has noted that the impressive strength of commodity prices and higher confidence in the country’s economy have supercharged TSX futures. Still, investors should stick to keeping track of economic indicators and commodity prices to stay on top of the trend. It also allows them to find important data and capitalize on opportunities before anyone else.