Financial sector helps lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets mixed

Financial sector helps lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets mixed
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TORONTO — Gains in the financial sector helped Canada’s main stock index climb higher in early trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 68.26 points at 15,636.90.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 84.26 points at 25,790.35 The S&P 500 index was up 1.25 points at 3,153.30, while the Nasdaq composite was down 47.77 points at 10,499.98.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.58 cents US compared with 73.77 cents US on Thursday.

The August crude contract was up four cents at US$39.66 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up nearly three cents at US$1.81 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was up US$9.80 at US$1,813.60 an ounce and the September copper contract was up four cents at US$2.88 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 10, 2020.

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

 

The Canadian Press

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