North American stock markets end another flat week ahead of U.S. election
South Korean army soldiers pass by a TV screen showing a live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
TORONTO -- North American stock markets ended a second flat week of trading as investors held back ahead of the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 24.72 points to 16304.08.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 28.09 points at 28,335.57. The S&P 500 index was up 11.90 points at 3,465.39, while the Nasdaq composite was up 42.28 points at 11,548.28.
The Canadian dollar traded for 76.10 @cents US compared with 76.09 cents US on Thursday.
The December crude oil contract was down 79 cents at US$39.85 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down 7.7 cents at US$3.19 per mmBTU.
The December gold contract was up 60 cents at US$1,905.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 2.4 cents at US$3.13 a pound.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 23, 2020