07/14/2015 08:37 EDT | Updated 07/14/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar down, U.S. index futures fall before North American markets open

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was down about one-quarter of a U.S. cent ahead of trading on North American stock markets.

The loonie traded at 78.22 cents US, down 0.27 of a U.S. cent from Monday's close.

The Dow Jones industrial futures were down six points at 17,894.0, the Nasdaq futures were up 2.5 points at 4,490.5, and the S&P 500 futures fell 0.4 point to 2,094.0.

On the commodity markets, the August crude contract was down 0.53 at US$51.67 a barrel and the August gold contract fell $2.40 to US$1,153.00 an ounce.

Toronto's S&P/TSX composite index closed at 14,533.22 on Monday, up 122.15 points.

The Canadian Press