Industrial futures, crude and gold were slightly up
TORONTO—The Canadian dollar was little-changed and U.S. index futures were positive ahead of the North American stock market open.
The loonie slipped 0.01 of a U.S. cent to 74.65 cents US, just above an 11-year low of 74.53 cents US set last week.
The Dow Jones industrial futures were up 81.0 points at 15,990.0 before markets opened, the S&P 500 futures advanced 11.9 points to 1,884.0 and the Nasdaq futures gained 29.0 points to 4,123.8.
On the commodity markets, the December gold contract fell $3.30 to US$1,128.40 an ounce, the November crude contract was up 69 cents at US$45.12 a barrel and the November contract for natural gas was down six cents at US$2.61.
On Monday, the S&P/TSX index in Toronto plunged 373.99 points or 2.8 per cent to 13,004.58—approaching a three-year low set in October 2013.