08/06/2015 09:28 EDT | Updated 08/06/2016 01:12 EDT

Canadian dollar up ahead of open at Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was up about one-tenth of a U.S. cent shortly before trading began on North American stock markets.

The loonie traded at 75.95 cents US, up 0.12 of a U.S. from Wednesday.

The Dow Jones industrial futures were up 14 points at 17,489.0, the Nasdaq futures advanced 3.5 points to 4,597.0, and the S&P 500 futures rose 1.5 points to 2,095.3.

On the commodity markets, the December gold contract rose 80 cents to US$1,086.40 an ounce, the September crude oil contract was down 53 cents at US$44.62 a barrel and the September contract for natural gas was down six cents at $2.74.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed Wednesday at 14,502.99, after gaining 11.94 points.

The Canadian Press