Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 10.59 points to 15,201.28, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 63.78 points to 22,011.88. The S&P 500 index was up 6.25 points to 2,477.90 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 5.96 points to 6,434.62.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.75 cents US, up from Thursday’s average price of 79.77 cents US.The October crude contract was down nine cents to US$47.14 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up four cents to US$3.08 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up 70 cents to US$1,316.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was up one cent to US$3.11 a pound. read more