Raucous presidential debate has no lasting impact as North American markets end month

Raucous presidential debate has no lasting impact as North American markets end month
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TORONTO — A raucous U.S. presidential debate had little lasting impact on stock markets which ended the worst month since March’s sizable correction.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 90.14 points to 16,121.38.

In New York, U.S. markets were higher on the day but still down for September. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 329.04 points at 27,781.70. The S&P 500 index was up 27.53 points at 3,360.00, while the Nasdaq composite was up 82.26 points at 11,167.51.

The Canadian dollar traded for 74.97 cents US compared with 74.68 cents US on Tuesday.

The November crude contract was up 93 cents at US$40.22 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was down 3.4 cents at nearly US$2.53 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$7.70 at US$1,895.50 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 4.25 cents at US$3.03 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2020.

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

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