Jitters over the world situation, particularly with respect to the COVID virus which refuses to go away, left world markets rattled, especially those in Canada.
The TSX Composite lost 163.28 points to end Monday at 20,220.49.
The Canadian dollar slid 0.46 cents to 74.11 cents U.S.
Gold and materials led the way down Monday, as Equinox Gold was pasted 35 cents, or 7.5%, to $4.35, while Seabridge slid 94 cents, or 5.6%, to $15.76.
Endeavour Silver staggered 38 cents, or 8.3%, to $4.22, while MAG Silver skidded $1.39, or 6.6%, to $19.65.
In real-estate, Tricon Capital slid 54 cents, or 4.6%, to $11.31, while InterRent REIT units lost 46 cents, or 3.6%, to $12.18.
Consumer staples tried to turn the ship around, with Loblaw surging $3.57, or 3%, to $121.32, while Empire Company gained 81 cents, or 2.3%, to $36.66.
Haivision Systems buoyed the tech sector, jumping 40 cents, or … Read more