North American markets rise on back of strong U.S. factory orders

Nine of 10 industries in the S&P/TSX rose today on trading volume 12 per cent lower than the 30-day average at this time of the day.

TORONTO – United states markets closed higher amid news that U.S. factory orders enjoyed their first increase since last summer.

Toronto\’s S&P/TSX composite was up 27.70 points at 15,367.47.


The loonie rose 0.44 of the U.S. cent to 82.70 cents.

In Ny, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 46.34 points to 18,070.40, the Nasdaq index rose 11.54 suggests 5,016.93 and also the S&P 500 advanced 6.20 suggests 2,114.49.



On commodity markets, the June crude contract was down 22 cents at US$58.93 a barrel, while June gold rose $12.30 to US$1,186.80 an ounce.

July copper fell a penny to US$2.92 a pound.

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