Stockhouse @ the Bell: TSX boosted by tech stock gains

Tech and financial stock gains helped keep stock indexes in the black on Bay Street and Wall Street, Monday. Google’s parent company Alphabet was up 1.5% and Microsoft rose 0.9%. Retailers and household goods makers also posted gains for U.S. indexes. The Nasdaq composite set an all-time high. Energy companies fell with the price of oil.
 
The S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 8.70 points to 16,052.24, the TSX Venture Exchange was down 4.18 points to 761.76.
 
The Canadian dollar was up $0.0019 remaining at 77 cents.
 
Crude oil prices were down $0.91 to $64.90.
 
The price of gold was down $0.88 to $1291.82.
 
In U.S. markets; the Dow rose 178.48 points to 24,813.69, the S&P 500 climbed 12.25 points to 2,746.87, and the NASDAQ gained 52.13 points to 7,606.46.
 
In world markets; the Nikkei surged 308.77 points to 22,475.94, the Hang Seng rallied 506.66 points to 30,991.42, the FTSE added 39.72 points to 7,741.29, and the DAX was up 46.65 points to 12,770.75.

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