Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 40.83 points to 15,769.15, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 35.83 points to 22,796.90. The S&P 500 index was up 3.44 points to 2,548.17 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 3.55 points to 6,583.28.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.01 cents US, up from Friday’s average price of 79.69 cents US.The November crude contract was up $1.07 to US$50.65 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up six cents at US$2.89 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $11.20 to US$1,296.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was up three cents to US$3.06 a pound. read more