S&P/TSX composite ekes out small gain Friday, U.S. markets fall

TORONTO — Strength in battery metals and financial stocks helped Canada's main stock index eke out a small gain Friday, while U.S. markets fell, led by losses in tech.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 54.50 points at 20,622.34.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 288.87 points at 34,618.24.The S&P 500 index was down 54.78 points at 4,450.32, while the Nasdaq composite was down 217.72 points at 13,708.33.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.93 cents US compared with 73.99 cents US on Thursday.

The November crude contract was up 41 cents at US$90.02 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down six cents at US$2.64 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$13.40 at $1,946.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was down two cents at US$3.80 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 15, 2023.

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