11/02/2015 09:03 EST | Updated 11/02/2016 01:12 EDT

Loonie gives up some of last week's gain, U.S. index futures point up

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar gave up some of last week's gains early Monday as U.S. index futures pointed up.

The loonie was down 0.18 of a cent at 76.30. The currency gained 0.58 of a U.S. cent last week.

The Dow Jones industrial futures were up 12 points at 17,606.0 before markets opened, the S&P 500 futures advanced 1.9 points to 2,075.6 and the Nasdaq futures gained 8.2 points to 4,651.5.

On the commodity markets, the December gold contract fell $4.90 to US$1,136.50 an ounce, the December crude contract was down 69 cents at US$45.90 a barrel and the December contract for natural gas was down eight cents at US$2.25.

On Friday, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 262.71 points to close at 13,529.17 — its fourth negative showing of the week.


The Canadian Press