S&P/TSX composite notches small gain led by energy stocks, U.S. markets fall

TORONTO — Strength in energy stocks helped Canada's main stock index eke out a small gain Thursday, while U.S. markets moved lower, led by weakness on the Nasdaq.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 57.20 points at 19,587.41.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 220.33 points at 33,891.94. The S&P 500 index was down 35.43 points at 4,347.35,while the Nasdaq composite was down 128.97 points at 13,521.45.

The Canadian dollar traded for 72.56 cents UScompared with 72.48 cents US on Wednesday.

The December crude contract was up 41 cents at US$75.74 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down seven cents at US$3.04 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$12.00 at US$1,969.80 an ounceand the December copper contract was up less than a penny at US$3.64 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 9, 2023.

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