04/28/2015 11:26 EDT | Updated 06/28/2015 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar rises, Toronto Stock Exchange falls Tuesday morning

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was up about half of a U.S. cent shortly after North American stock markets opened Tuesday.The loonie traded at 83.13 cents US, up 0.49 of a U.S. cent from Monday's close.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 45.68 points at 15,298.40, after falling 64.25 points on Monday.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 23.15 points at 18,061.12, the Nasdaq futures fell 1.36 points to 5,058.89, and the S&P 500 futures advanced 0.97 point to 2,109.89.On the commodity markets, the June crude contract was down seven cents at US$56.92 a barrel and the June gold contract rose 80 cents to US$1,204.00 an ounce in late morning trade.