North American markets relatively flat in pause of extreme volatility

North American markets relatively flat in pause of extreme volatility
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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index started the week down slightly as North American markets took a pause from recent extreme volatility.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 40.24 points at 16,495.09.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 38.05 points at 26,835.51. The S&P 500 index was down 0.28 points at 2,978.43, while the Nasdaq composite was down 15.64 points at 8,087.44.

The Canadian dollar traded for an average of 76.02 cents US compared with an average of 75.91 cents US on Friday.

The October crude contract was up US$1.33 at US$57.85 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up 8.9 cents at US$2.59 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$4.40 at US$1,511.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 0.65 of a cent at US$2.63 a pound.

 

 

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

 

The Canadian Press

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