TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged higher in late-morning trading despite losses in the energy sector as the price of oil slipped lower.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 8.16 points to 15,816.79, after 90 minutes of trading.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 19.13 points to 24,338.19. The S&P 500 index was down 4.22 points to 2,668.41 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 13.41 points to 7,251.80.
The Canadian dollar was trading at 77.10 cents US, down from an average value of 77.74 cents US on Monday.
The June crude contract was down 89 cents to US$69.84 per barrel and the June natural gas contract was down one cent to US$2.73 per mmBTU.
The June gold contract was down US$5.40 to US$1,308.70 an ounce and the July copper contract was down four cents to US$3.04 a pound.