TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was moderately lower and U.S. index futures were higher early Wednesday.
The loonie was down 0.15 of a cent at 72.64 cents US.
The Dow Jones index futures were up 83 points at 17,553.0, the S&P 500 futures advanced 7.7 points to 2,044.8 and the Nasdaq gained 18.8 points to 4,619.8.
On the commodity markets, the February gold contract rose $2.60 to US$1,064.20 an ounce, the January crude contract was down 26 cents at US$37.09 per barrel and the January contract for natural gas was down two cents at US$1.80
On Tuesday, the S&P/TSX composite index closed up 224.08 points at 12,919.57.
The Canadian Press