Toronto stock market ekes out gain while U.S. stock markets lose ground

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index eked out a small gain despite a losing day for the cannabis sector, while U.S. stock markets headed lower.

The S&P/TSX composite index ended up 9.62 points at 15,712.31.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 21.22 points at 25,390.30. The S&P 500 index was down 6.09 points at 2,731.61, while the Nasdaq composite was down 26.80 points at 7,375.28.

The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 75.82 cents US compared with an average of 76.14 cents US on Tuesday.

The March crude contract was up 35 cents at US$54.01 per barrel and the March natural gas contract was unchanged at US$2.66 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was down US$4.80 at US$1,314.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 1.95 cents at US$2.84 a pound.

Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

The Canadian Press

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