Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 26.30 points to 15,093.61, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 10.02 points to 22,003.73. The S&P 500 index was down 0.89 of a point to 2,464.95 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 3.70 points to 6,336.53.The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.40 cents US, down from Monday’s average price of 78.71 cents US.The September crude contract was down 30 cents to US$47.29 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was down one cent to US$2.95 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down $14.00 to US$1,276.40 an ounce and the September copper contract was down one cent to US$2.89 a pound.