Utilities and tech sectors help lift S&P/TSX composite, U.S. stock markets mixed

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TORONTO — Gains in the utility and technology sectors helped lead Canada’s main stock index higher in early trading, while U.S. stock markets put in a mixed showing.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 30.47 points at 20,261.79.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 9.45 points at 34,289.88. The S&P 500 index was up 1.93 points at 4,248.52, while the Nasdaq composite was up 22.19 points at 14,095.05.

The Canadian dollar traded for 82.07 cents US compared with 82.05 cents US on Tuesday.

The July crude oil contract was down three cents at US$72.09 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was down three cents at US$3.21 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was up US$2.90 at US$1,859.30 an ounce and the July copper contract was up a penny at US$4.34 a pound.

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X)

1 COMMENT

  1. Going down a bunch again this afternoon, any excuse will do. Welcome to the big casino where you can lose all your funds in no time. There is no rhyme or reason to the stock market any more. Have never seen it so volatile and unpredictable.

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