TSX Today: Canadian Stock Market Overview & Analysis

Get the latest on Canadian stocks today with TSX daily movers, index news and stock analysis.

Welcome to Motley Fool Canada’s home for news about the Toronto Stock Exchange! Here you’ll find our analysts’ daily summary of what to watch on the TSX today, along with sortable, real-time data on the day’s biggest winners and losers and the shares that are trading the most. You’ll also find our latest investing articles with ideas for your TFSA and other wealth-building accounts.

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TSX Today: What to Watch for in Stocks on Thursday, February 29

TSX investors will closely watch the U.S. personal consumption expenditure and Canada’s GDP growth numbers today.

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What is the TSX?

With more than 1,500 companies trading daily, the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is Canada’s principal stock exchange, as well as the third largest in North America. It tracks the largest companies by market capitalization in Canada.

The TSX boasts being the world’s primary exchange for mining and energy companies, as well as the ninth largest exchange in terms of market capitalization. 

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There are more than 1,500 companies on the TSX. Here are a few of the most popular:

AcuityAds Holdings Inc. (TSX:AT)Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX:CNQ)Mogo Inc. (TSX:MOGO)
Air Canada (TSX:AC)Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP)National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA)
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (TSX:AQN)Canopy Growth Corp (TSX:WEED)Northland Power Inc. (TSX:NPI)
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD)Cargojet Inc. (TSX:CJT)Nutrien (TSX:NTR)
Aritzia Inc. (TSX:ATZ)Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX)Nuvei Corporation (TSX:NVEI)
ATCO Ltd. (TSX:ACO.X)Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU)Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)
Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO)Docebo Inc. (TSX:DCBO)Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP)
Bank Of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS)Enbridge Inc (TSX:ENB)Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX:SLF)
Barrick Gold Corporation (TSX:ABX)Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS)Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU)
BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE)Goeasy Ltd. (TSX:GSY)Supremex Inc. (TSX:SXP)
Bird Construction Inc. (TSX:BDT)Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO)TC Energy Corporation (TSX:TRP)
BlackBerry (TSX:BB)Hydro One Limited (TSX:H)Telus Corporation (TSX:T)
Brookfield (TSX:BN)Lightspeed Commerce Inc. (TSX: LSPD)The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD)
Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BAM)Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L)Thomson Reuters (TSX:TRI)
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM)Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG)Waste Connections (TSX:WCN)
Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR)Manulife Financial Corporation (TSX:MFC)WELL Health Technologies Corp. (TSX:WELL)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is Canada’s largest stock exchange. It tracks the largest companies by market capitalization in Canada.
The Toronto Stock Exchange is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am – 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. It does not close for lunch or have any other trading breaks throughout the day. However, you can enter orders from 7:00am – 9:30am EST, and your order just won’t go through until the exchange opens.
The TSX is closed for a number of Canadian holidays. For 2023, they are:
  • In Lieu of New Year's Day - Monday January 2, 2023
  • Family Day - Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Victoria Day - Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Canada Day - Monday, July 3, 2023
  • Civic Holiday - Monday, August 7, 2023
  • Labour Day - Monday, September 4, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Day - Monday, October 9, 2023
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2023
  • Boxing Day - Tuesday, December 26, 2023
There are more than 1,500 companies on the TSX. Though stocks on the TSX often change ranking, that is, what’s the largest stock today could end up the second largest tomorrow, here’s a list of some of the biggest stocks trading currently on the TSX.  
      • Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)
      • Toronto Dominion Bank (TSX:TD)
      • Shopify (TSX:SHOP)
      • Brookfield Asset Management (TSX:BAM.A)
      • Scotiabank (TSX:BNS)
      • Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR)
      • Enbridge (TSX:ENB)
      • Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO)
      • Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP)
      • CIBC (TSX:CM)
      • Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ)
      • Thomson Reuters (TSX:TRI)
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Trading on the TSX isn’t complicated. Here are a few steps to help you get started investing:
  1. First, you’ll need a brokerage account. If you don’t already have one, you can see our top picks for Canadian brokers here.
  2. Next, you’ll want to load funds into your account. You can add as much or as little as you can manage. The important part is that you start with something!
  3. Research the type of investments you want to buy. Stock investing isn’t one-size-fits all. You can buy stocks directly, or, if you want to take a passive approach, you can buy a fund (which essentially chooses them for you).
  4. Purchase your investments. This is the fun part! Submit a trade order for your stocks or funds of choice.
  5. Invest consistently over time. Most beginning investors assume they need a large lump sum to invest in stocks, but that’s not true. What you need is the dedication to invest frequently and consistently, over a long period of time. That way, you can take advantage of the power of compound interest to build your wealth.