CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips in broad retreat; pot stocks bounce

From Reuters - January 8, 2018

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* TSX down 19.76 points, or 0.12 percent, at 16,329.68

* Nine of the TSXs 10 main groups move lower

TORONTO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Canadas main stock index slipped early on Monday as shares of some industrial, energy, materials and financial services companies weighed, offset by gains for marijuana producers.

* At 10:06 a.m. EST (1506 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchanges S&P/TSX composite index was down 19.76 points, or 0.12 percent, at 16,329.68.

* Decliners outnumbered advancers by almost two to one.

* Nine of the indexs 10 main groups were in negative territory, with sharp gains for cannabis stocks helping the healthcare sector to rise.


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