NEWS
06/22/2015 10:18 EDT | Updated 06/22/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar down as North American markets open week on positive note

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was down about one-tenth of a cent as North American stock markets began the week on a positive note.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 93.69 points at 14,746.81 shortly after the open, after falling 117.52 points on Friday.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 132.98 points at 18,148.93, the Nasdaq index rose 40.58 points to 5,157.58, and the S&P 500 advanced 16.54 points to 2,126.53.The loonie traded at 81.41 cents US, down 0.12 of a U.S. cent from Friday's close.On the commodity markets, the July crude contract was down 16 cents at US$59.45 a barrel and the August gold contract fell $19.20 to US$1,182.70 an ounce.