S&P/TSX composite dragged lower by financials Tuesday, U.S. stock markets mixed

TORONTO — Losses in the financial sector dragged Canada's main stock index lower Tuesday, while U.S. markets were mixed.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 93.66 points at 19,691.21.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 174.86 points at 34,288.83. The S&P 500 index was down 12.22 points at 4,387.55, while the Nasdaq composite was up 8.28 points at 13,505.87.

The Canadian dollar traded for 73.81 cents UScompared with 73.84 cents US on Monday.

The October crude contract was down 48 cents at US$79.64 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down seven cents at US$2.56 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was up US$3.00 at US$1,926 an ounce and the September copper contract was up four cents at US$3.76 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 22, 2023.

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