Toronto stock index up modestly, Canadian dollar down slightly

Toronto stock index up modestly, Canadian dollar down slightly

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index is up modestly this morning,

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 27.87 points to 15,798.23, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 4.58 points to 22,835.26. The S&P 500 index was down 0.48 of a point to 2,550.16 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 3.25 points to 6,590.50.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.90 cents US, down from Tuesday’s average price of 79.99 cents US.

The November crude contract was down two cents to US$50.90 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up four cents at US$2.93 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down $3.00 to US$1,290.80 an ounce and the December copper contract was up two cents to US$3.08 a pound.

The Canadian Press

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