07/15/2015 08:45 EDT | Updated 07/15/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar down ahead of trading on North American stock markets

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

The loonie traded at 78.36 cents US, down 0.13 of a U.S. cent from Tuesday's close.

The Dow Jones industrial futures were up two points at 17,963.0, the Nasdaq futures rose 8.5 points to 4,526.0, and the S&P 500 futures advanced 0.9 point to 2,103.0.

On the commodity markets, the MONTH crude contract was dwon 52 cents at US$52.52 a barrel and the August gold contract fell $2.70 to US$1,150.80 an ounce.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed at 14,599.4, after a 66-point gain on Tuesday.

The Canadian Press