S&P/TSX composite posts small gain Wednesday, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a small gain Wednesday while U.S. stock markets were mixed after the latest report on inflation south of the border.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 55.86 points at 20,278.94.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 70.46 points at 34,575.53.The S&P 500 index was up 5.54 points at 4,467.44, while the Nasdaq composite was up 39.97 points at 13,813.58.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.80 cents UScompared with 73.75 cents US on Tuesday.

The October crude contract was down 32 cents at US$88.52 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down six cents at US$2.68 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$2.60 at US$1,932.50 an ounceand the December copper contract was up less than a penny at US$3.79 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 13, 2023.

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