Canada Shares Finish Down

European markets finish mixed; Asia markets end lower

Canada's benchmark S&P/TSE 300 moved steadily lower throuhout the day and closed down 82.8 points to 7,581.10. The drop in oil overnight an the correction lower in gold were already pressures for the index. Monday afternoon's sell off in the U.S. stock markets was an added heavy pressure. The technical posture of the TSE has been bearish since the April 19 failure to extend above 7.900.

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