Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 50.52 points to 15,114.84, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 97.29 points to 21,532.43. The S&P 500 index shed 3.34 points to 2,455.80 and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 5.44 points to 6,319.87The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.21 cents US, up from Monday’s average price of 78.93 cents US.The August crude contract was up 44 cents to US$46.46 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up six cents to US$3.08 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up $7.30 to US$1,241.00 an ounce and the September copper contract was up one cent at US$2.73 a pound.

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