CANADA STOCKS-TSX up slightly after 7-day decline
* TSX up 34.83 points, 0.3 pct, at 13,218.62
* Six of 10 sectors higher (Updates with details, commentary)
By Claire Sibonney
TORONTO, June 9 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index pushed higher on Thursday morning, with investor sentiment getting a boost from rallying commodity prices and some decent economic signals following a seven-day selloff.
Better than expected U.S. trade data offset disappointing U.S. jobless claims and Canadian trade data.
Resource shares led the advance, with materials up 1 percent and the energy group up 0.3 percent as oil U.S. crude futures and gold prices marched higher. [O/R] [GOL/]
Corn futures Cc1 also hit a record high, sending fertilizer companies up sharply.
Potash Corp POT.TO was the most influential gainer on the index, jumping 3.2 percent to C$53.87, while Agrium Inc (AGU.TO: Quote) rose 2.6 percent to C$82.46.
"We're very oversold technically," said Paul Gardner, partner and portfolio manager at Avenue Investment Management. Continued...