06/26/2015 09:26 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar down, U.S. index futures ahead of market open

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was down about half a U.S. cent ahead of trading on North American stock markets.The loonie traded at 80.68 cents US, down 0.47 of a U.S. cent from Thursday's close.The Dow Jones industrial futures were up 46 points at 17,858.0, the Nasdaq futures fell 2.8 points to 4,506.5, and the S&P 500 futures advanced 4.2 points to 2,098.1.On the commodity markets, the August crude contract was down 83 cents at US$58.87 a barrel and the August gold contract fell $1.40 to US$1,170.40 an ounce.The S&P/TSX composite index closed Thursday at 14,897.50, down 50.01 points.