Toronto stocks traded higher, while U.S. markets slip lower; Loonie down

Toronto stocks traded higher, while U.S. markets slip lower; Loonie down
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TORONTO — The materials and industrials sectors helped boost Canada’s main stock index, while the health-care sector, which includes some of the biggest names in the marijuana industry, also moved higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 53.26 points at 16,260.58.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 4.41 points at 26,557.64. The S&P 500 index was down 1.78 points at 2,917.59, while the Nasdaq composite was down 11.44 points at 7,981.81.

The Canadian dollar traded lower at 77.23 cents US compared with an average of 77.31 cents US on Monday.

The November crude contract was up 36 cents at US$72.44 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up 1.5 cents at US$3.04 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$1.90 at US$1,206.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 0.30 of a cent at US$2.83 a pound.

The Canadian Press

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