S&P/TSX composite down in early trading as base metals sector steps lower


TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down in early trading amid losses in the base metals sector, while U.S. stock markets were mixed to start the trading week.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 9.47 points at 20,128.88.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 107.17 points at 34,372.43. The S&P 500 index was down 6.77 points at 4,240.67, while the Nasdaq composite was up 16.95 points at 14,086.37.

The Canadian dollar traded for 82.40 cents US compared with 82.32 cents US on Friday.

The July crude oil contract was up 58 cents at US$71.49 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was up a penny at US$3.30 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was down US$16.90 at US$1,879.50 an ounce and the July copper contract was up seven cents at US$4.55 a pound.

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