North American stock market celebrations of U.S. jobs report muted by COVID cases
A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
TORONTO -- Record daily COVID-19 infections in Florida muted some of the celebrations on North American stocks markets prompted by a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report.
The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 107.18 points at 15,622.40, some 206 points below its intraday high.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 92.39 points at 25,827.36. The S&P 500 index was up 14.15 points at 3,130.01, while the Nasdaq composite was up 53.00 points at 10,207.63 after reaching an intraday record of 10,310.36.
The Canadian dollar traded for 73.61 cents US compared with 73.38 cents US on Tuesday.
The August crude contract was up 83 cents at US$40.65 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up 6.3 cents at US$1.73 per mmBTU.
The August gold contract was up US$10.10 at US$1,790.00 an ounce and the September copper contract was up 1.45 cents at nearly US$2.75 a pound.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 2, 2020