North American stock markets open trading higher, adding to gains Monday


TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit increase at the start of trading today, adding to gains made Monday.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 384.12 points at 13,976.82.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 688.82 points at 23,368.81. The S&P 500 index was up 71.86 points at 2,735.54, while the Nasdaq composite was up 172.69 points at 8,085.93.

The Canadian dollar traded for 71.55 cents US compared with an average of 70.79 cents US on Monday.

The May crude contract was up 16 cents US$26.24 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was up nearly eight cents at US$1.81 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up 70 cents at US$1,694.60 an ounce and the May copper contract was up seven cents at US$2.29 a pound.

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