Published On: Tue, Mar 13th, 2018

TSX gets boost from broad-based rally; Canadian dollar down

A broad-based rally helped boost Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 55.03 points to 15,659.82, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 70.89 points to 25,249.50. The S&P 500 index was up 3.89 points to 2,786.91 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 4.50 points to 7,583.82.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.44 cents U.S., down from an average price of 77.94 cents U.S. on Monday.

The April crude contract was down 91 cents to $ 60.45 U.S. per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up one cent at $ 2.79 per mmBTU.

The April gold contract was up $ 2.80 to $ 1,323.60 an ounce and the May copper contract was up one cent to $ 3.13 a pound.

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TSX gets boost from broad-based rally; Canadian dollar down