S&P/TSX composite edges higher in late-morning trading, U.S. stock markets lower

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TORONTO — Gains in the base metals sector helped Canada’s main stock index edge higher in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were in the red.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 6.81 points at 20,154.05.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 10.34 points at 34,922.89. The S&P 500 index was down 12.45 points at 4,361.85, while the Nasdaq composite was down 66.43 points at 14,578.52.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.70 cents US compared with 80.02 cents US on Wednesday.

The August crude oil contract was down 38 cents at US$72.75 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was down a penny at US$3.65 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was down US$1.60 at US$1,823.40 an ounce and the September copper contract was up seven cents at US$4.34 a pound.

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

 

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