Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 1.13 points to 15,060.96, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 15.58 points to 21,823.22. The S&P 500 index was up 1.42 points to 2,466.96 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 16.69 points to 6,410.01.The Canadian dollar was trading at 82.35 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 81.54 cents US.The October crude contract was down 17 cents to US$48.99 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down one cent to US$2.99 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $12.10 at US$1,351.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was unchanged at US$3.15 a pound.