TSX up slightly, US stock markets move lower in late-morning trading; Loonie down

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index inched forward, while major indices south of the border fell slightly during a relatively flat day for the markets.

The S&P/TSX composite index gained 36.35 points to 14,975.53.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average shed 86.11 points to 23,909.84. The S&P 500 index retreated 13.65 points to 2,582.61, while the Nasdaq composite fell 65.56 points to 6,905.92.

The Canadian dollar averaged 75.36 cents US compared with an average of 75.42 cents US on Friday.

The February crude contract fell US$1.08 to US$50.51 per barrel and the February natural gas contract rose 49.2 cents to US$3.59 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract advanced US$1.80 to US$1,291.30 an ounce and the March copper contract retreated 2.7 cents to roughly US$2.64 a pound.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

The Canadian Press

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