TORONTO — The financial and industrial sectors helped boost Canada’s main stock index higher as the price of oil and the energy sector fell in late-morning trading.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 61.95 points at 16,444.15 in trading after the Canada Day holiday.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 3.01 points at 26,720.44. The S&P 500 index was up 1.71 points at 2,966.04, while the Nasdaq composite was down 1.83 points at 8,089.33.
The Canadian dollar traded for 76.22 cents US compared with an average of 76.41 cents US on Friday.
The August crude contract was down US$1.84 at US$57.25 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was down 0.1 of a cent at US$2.27 per mmBTU.
The August gold contract was up US$8.80 at US$1,398.10 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 2.65 cents at US$2.66 a pound.
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The Canadian Press