S&P/TSX composite down in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed News Staff

TORONTO — Losses in the technology and metals and mining sectors helped push Canada’s main stock index lower in early trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 88.11 points at 18,756.46.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 71.50 points at 32,557.09. The S&P 500 index was down 16.61 points at 3,922.73, while the Nasdaq composite was down 183.75 points at 13,214.92.

The Canadian dollar traded for 79.76 cents US compared with 79.61 cents US on Thursday.  

The April crude oil contract was down 27 cents at US$65.75 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.65 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was down US$22.80 at US$1,699.80 an ounce and the May copper contract was down four cents at US$4.10 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 12, 2021.

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