North American stock markets fall sharply, Canadian dollar up

TORONTO — North American stock markets were sharply lower Monday morning. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX index was down 135.99 points at 13,417.31.

The Dow Jones average of 30 stocks was down 206.64 points at 17,703.69, the broader S&P 500 index declined 24.75 points to 2,074.45 and the Nasdaq lost 61.13 points to 5,085.99.

The Canadian dollar was at 75.30 cents US, up 0.09 from Friday’s close.

On the commodity markets, the December gold contract rose $1.50 to US$1,089.20 an ounce, the December crude contract was down 29 cents at US$44 a barrel and the December contract for natural gas was down seven cents at US$2.30.

Source: North American stock markets fall sharply, Canadian dollar up – BayToday.ca

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