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


TORONTO — Gains in the financial and energy sectors helped Canada’s main stock index edge higher in early trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 3.26 points at 18,877.27.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 55.44 points at 32,881.39. The S&P 500 index was down 21.14 points at 3,941.57, while the Nasdaq composite was down 174.90 points at 13,296.67.

The Canadian dollar traded for 80.13 cents US compared with 80.29 cents US on Tuesday.

The May crude oil contract was down 58 cents at US$64.28 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.55 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was down US$1.80 at US$1,729.10 an ounce and the May copper contract was up two cents at US$4.09 a pound.

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