stock market pricing abstract

The energy sector led Canada’s main stock index as it closed higher along with U.S. markets in a day that saw a lull in trade-war news.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 88.06 points at 16,271.65.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 258.20 points at 26,036.10. The S&P 500 index was up 18.78 points at 2,887.94, while the Nasdaq composite was up 29.94 points at 7,856.88.

The Canadian dollar averaged US75.18¢, down from an average of US75.37¢ on Tuesday.

The October crude contract closed up US85¢ at US$55.78 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was up three cents at US$2.22 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$2.70 at US$1,549.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was up US1.2¢ at US$2.57 a pound.