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S&P/TSX composite posts modest loss Tuesday, U.S. stock markets move higher

By The Canadian Press on October 24, 2023.

The S&P TSX composite index screen at the TMX Market Centre in downtown Toronto is photographed on Friday, November 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index moved lower Tuesday, as energy and battery metals led the way lower on a mixed day of trading, while U.S. markets rose.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 60.25 points at 18,986.49.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 204.97 points at 33,141.38. The S&P 500 index was up 30.64 points at 4,247.68, while the Nasdaq composite was up 121.55 points at 13,139.88.

The Canadian dollar traded for 72.83 cents UScompared with 73.03 cents US on Monday.

The December crude contract was down US$1.75 at US$83.74 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was up five cents at US$3.32 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$1.70 at US$1,986.10 an ounceand the December copper contract was up four cents at US$3.62 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 24, 2023.

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