S&P/TSX composite trades at record high, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index pushed into record high territory in late-morning trading, boosted by gains it the key energy, financial and industrial sectors.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 31.59 points at 17,325.01.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 90.73 points at 28,997.78. The S&P 500 index was down 3.36 points at 3,284.77, while the Nasdaq composite was down 20.09 points at 9,253.84.

The Canadian dollar traded for 76.54 cents US compared with an average of 76.64 cents US on Monday.

The February crude contract was up 12 cents at US$58.20 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was up 6.0 cents at US$2.24 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract was down US$6.20 at US$1,544.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 0.40 of a cent at US$2.86 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2020.

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