S&P/TSX composite regains some lost ground, U.S. stock markets also rise


TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was up in late-morning trading as it regained some of the ground it lost Monday when it posted its largest daily decline in nearly eight months, while U.S. stock markets also moved higher.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.42 points at 20,224.96.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 33.98 points at 34,004.45. The S&P 500 index was up 6.43 points at 4,364.16, while the Nasdaq composite was up 67.88 points at 14,781.78.

The Canadian dollar traded for 78.03 cents US compared with 77.95 cents US on Monday.

The November crude oil contract was down 12 cents at 70.02 cents per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down 19 cents at US$4.80 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$15.50 at US$1,779.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was down six cents at US$4.06 a pound.

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



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