10/28/2015 08:31 EDT | Updated 10/28/2016 01:12 EDT

Loonie, index futures show positive signs ahead of stock market open

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar and index futures were showing positive signs before North American stock markets opened Wednesday.

The loonie was up 0.14 of a U.S. cent at 75.52 cents US.

The Dow Jones industrial futures were up 23 points at 17,536.0, the S&P 500 futures advanced 3.6 points to 2,064.0 and the Nasdaq futures gained 10.2 points to 4,642.5.

On the commodity markets, the December gold contract rose $7.90 to US$1,173.70 an ounce, the December crude contract was up 38 cents at US$43.58 a barrel and November natural gas was down three cents at US$2.06.

On Tuesday, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 91.30 points to close at 13,699.60.

The Canadian Press