CANADA STOCKS-Falling metals prices pull TSX to loss
*TSX logs biggest monthly drop in a decade in October
*Benchmark index ends week up 5 percent
*Goldcorp, Centerra, Eldorado fall after results
TORONTO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Toronto Stock Exchange's main index closed lower on Friday, logging its biggest monthly drop in a decade, pulled down by falling gold and base metals prices, which were pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar and demand concerns.
The index had risen in the three previous sessions on firmer commodity prices.
The energy group was 0.5 percent lower, even though oil rebounded on a late day short-covering rally to settle up $1.85 at $67.81 a barrel. Crude ended the month down more than 32 percent, its biggest monthly fall to date. [ID:nSP407200]
Gold logged its biggest monthly drop in 25 years, hit by a stronger U.S. dollar and recession fears [ID:nLV498323], which helped to push the materials sector 5 percent lower.
Among gold miners reporting quarterly results were Goldcorp (G.TO: Quote), which fell 8.1 percent to C$22.54, Centerra Gold (CG.TO: Quote), down 12.5 percent at C$1.05, and Eldorado Gold (ELD.TO: Quote), down 5.9 percent at C$4.98. [ID:nN31335225] Continued...