Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 57.99 points to 15,207.59, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 28.76 points to 21,438.38. The S&P 500 index added 1.13 points to 2,438.16, and the Nasdaq composite index was up 35.13 points to 6,223.16.The Canadian dollar was trading at 75.25 cents US, down from Tuesday’s average price of 75.37 cents US.The August crude contract was up 11 cents at US$43.62 per barrel and the July natural gas contract was up three cents at US$2.93 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up $2.60 to US$1,246.10 an ounce and the July copper contract was up four cents at US$2.59 a pound. read more