TORONTO — Strength in the energy and materials sectors helped boost Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets put in a mixed showing.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.46 points at 15,709.87.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 225.42 points at 26,311.22. The S&P 500 index was up 6.65 points at 3,161.87, while the Nasdaq composite was down 46.42 points at 10,344.42.
The Canadian dollar traded for 73.44 cents US compared with 73.71 cents US on Monday.
The August crude contract was up 31 cents at US$40.41 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up a penny at US$1.75 per mmBTU.
The August gold contract was down US$2.60 at US$1,811.50 an ounce and the September copper contract was down nearly three cents at US$2.93 a pound.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 14, 2020.
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