11/09/2017 06:17 EST | Updated 11/09/2017 06:20 EST

Materials and technology sectors lower as TSX slips, U.S. markets down

TORONTO — Canada's main stock index headed lower in late-morning trading amid weakness in the materials and technology sectors.

The S&P/TSX composite index was down 20.62 points to 16,084.73, after 90 minutes of trading.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 90.38 points to 23,472.98. The S&P 500 index was down 8.96 points to 2,585.42 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 33.40 points to 6,755.72.

The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.75 cents US, up from an average price of 78.56 cents US on Wednesday.

The December crude contract was up 49 cents to US$57.30 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was up one cent to US$3.19 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down 50 cents to US$1,283.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was down two cents to US$3.08 a pound.