Toronto stock index dips, Wall Street nudges to record highs

Toronto stock index dips, Wall Street nudges to record highs
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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index dipped into the red Monday as Wall Street nudged upward.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 4.47 points to 15,802.70.

South of the border, it was a day of record highs for New York stock indices.

The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 85.24 points to 22,956.96. The S&P 500 index edged up 4.47 points to 2,557.64 and the Nasdaq composite index gained 18.21 points to 6,624.01.

The Canadian dollar traded at an average price of 79.81 cents US, down 0.27 of a cent from Friday.

The November crude contract climbed 42 cents to US$51.87 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was down five cents at US$2.95 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract gave back $1.60 to US$1,303.00 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 11 cents to US$3.24 a pound.

The Canadian Press

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