Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 20.15 points to 15,193.18, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 73.15 points to 22,341.49. The S&P 500 index was up 5.79 points to 2,506.02 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 20.56 points to 6,469.03.The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.88 cents US, down from Friday’s average price of 82.09 cents US.The November crude contract was down 38 cents to US$50.06 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up nine cents to US$3.12 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $13.00 at US$1,312.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was up one cent to US$2.96 a pound. read more

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