11/25/2016 06:33 EST | Updated 11/26/2017 00:12 EST

Stock indexes slightly positive, loonie down, crude and gold lower

TORONTO — North American stock markets are showing modest gains this morning.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 12.80 points at 15,088.00 after two hours of trading.

The major U.S. markets, which were closed Thursday, and close early today at 1 p.m. because of the American Thanksgiving holiday, were also positive. 

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 51.02 points to 19,134.20, the S&P 500 was up 5.4 points to 2,210.12, and the Nasdaq composite rose 9.04 points to 5,389.72.

The Canadian dollar was at 74.02 cents US, down 0.10 of a U.S. cent from Thursday's close.

The January crude contract fell $1.18 to US$46.78 per barrel and January natural gas rose six cents to US$3.21 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract fell $4.70 to US$1,184.60 an ounce and December copper contracts were up six cents at US$2.67 a pound

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