Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 16.59 points to 15,151.59, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 9.39 points to 21,562.48. The S&P 500 index added 3.67 points to 2,451.50 and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 13.42 points to 6,287.86The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.94 cents US, up from Thursday’s average price of 78.47 cents US.The August crude contract was up 12 cents to US$46.20 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up one cent to US$2.97 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up $11.30 to US$1,228.60 an ounce and the September copper contract was up three cents at US$2.69 a pound.

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