05/20/2015 12:27 EDT | Updated 05/20/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar up after open at Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was up slightly Wednesday after the open of North American stock markets.The loonie traded at 81.83 cents US, up 0.08 of a U.S. cent from Tuesday's close.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 7.27 points at 15,128.29, after rising 12.90 points on Tuesday.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 28.26 points at 18,284.13, the Nasdaq index fell 13.24 points to 5,056.79, and the S&P 500 decline 3.54 points to 2,124.29.On the commodity markets, the July crude contract was up 82 cents at US$58.81 a barrel and the June gold contract rose $2.70 to US$1,209.40 an ounce.