CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains for 5th straight day on golds, oils
* TSX ends up 0.47 percent at 11,944.54
* Gold stocks shine as bullion hits 3-week high
* Potash Corp leads index for 2nd straight day (Adds details)
TORONTO, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index ended higher for a fifth straight session on Wednesday, backed by a three-week high in the price of gold that lifted producers such as Barrick Gold (ABX.TO: Quote) and Goldcorp (G.TO: Quote).
Gold prices topped $1,140 an ounce [GOL/], lifting Barrick 1.65 percent to C$43.18, while Goldcorp rose 1.47 percent to C$43.38.
Energy players were also among the big movers, helping take the TSX composite index to a 15-month high as oil prices rose for a 10th straight day to settle above $83 a barrel, outweighing an unexpected rise in U.S. crude and gasoline inventories. [O/R]
Suncor (SU.TO: Quote) jumped 1.3 percent to C$39.25, while Talisman TLM.TO advanced 1.8 percent to C$20.23.
On the downside, the index's weighty financials group fell for a second straight session, shedding 0.44 percent as the selloff following its rally in December continued.