Toronto stock index quiet ahead of a 1 p.m. close and two-day holiday

Toronto stock index quiet ahead of a 1 p.m. close and two-day holiday

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index showed little movement in the final hours of trading before a two-day holiday.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 5.5 points at 17,134.21 with two hours left before an early close at 1 p.m. ET. The Toronto Stock Exchange will remain closed until Friday.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 31.18 points at 28,520.35. The S&P 500 index was down 0.62 points at 3,223.39, while the Nasdaq composite was up 1.03 points at 8,946.68. The exchanges reopen on Thursday.

The Canadian dollar traded at 76.03 cents US, compared with 75.99 cents on Tuesday.

The February crude contract was up 46 cents at US$60.98 per barrel and the February natural gas contract fell one cent to US$2.21 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract climbed $15.20 to US$1,503.90 an ounce and the March copper contract was 1.7 cents at 2.825 a pound.