06/17/2015 09:16 EDT | Updated 06/17/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar little-changed ahead of North American stock market open

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was holding steady ahead of the open of trading on North American stock markets.The loonie traded at 81.21 cents US, down 0.01 of a U.S. cent from Tuesday's close.The Dow Jones industrial futures were up 35 points at 17,946.0, the Nasdaq futures rose 4.3 points to 4,463.3, and the S&P 500 futures were unchanged at 2,097.4.On the commodity markets, the July crude contract was up $1.09 at US$61.06 a barrel and the August gold contract rose $2.70 to US$1,178.20 an ounce.The S&P/TSX composite index ended Tuesday down three points at 14,753.05.