March 24th, 2018

Toronto stock market moves higher, while U.S. stocks mixed; Loonie slips lower

By The Canadian Press on March 14, 2018.

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index moved higher in late-morning trading, helped by gains in the health-care and technology sectors.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 25.78 points to 15,672.92, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 58.20 points to 24,948.83. The S&P 500 index was down 2.44 points to 2,762.87 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 14.76 points to 7,525.77.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.24 cents US, down from an average price of 77.45 cents US on Tuesday.

The April crude contract was up 12 cents to US$60.83 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down seven cents at US$2.72 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was down US$2.90 to US$1,324.20 an ounce and the May copper contract was up four cents to US$3.18 a pound.

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