S&P/TSX composite lower in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed


TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down in early trading amid weakness in the energy and metal and mining sectors, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 55.12 points at 17,465.85.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 109.3 points at 30,108.96, The S&P 500 index was down 5.92 points at 3,693.20, while the Nasdaq composite was up 40.36 points at 12,504.59.

The Canadian dollar traded for 78.15 cents US compared with 78.12 cents US on Friday.

The January crude contract was down 40 cents at US$45.86 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was down 17 cents at US$2.40 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract was up US$3.40 at US$1,843.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was down three cents at US$3.50 a pound.

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