06/05/2015 10:15 EDT | Updated 06/05/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar steady, North American markets waver early Friday

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was steady as North American stock markets began trading Friday with little movement.The loonie traded at 79.97 cents US, unchanged from Thursday's close.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 11.75 points at 15,031.14, after plunging 135.29 points on Thursday.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 1.2 points at 17,904.38, the Nasdaq index fell 1.38 points to 5,057.74, and the S&P 500 advanced 1.03 points to 2,096.87.On the commodity markets, the July crude contract was down 18 cents at US$57.82 a barrel and the August gold contract fell $10.70 to US$1,164.50 an ounce.