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Canada’s main stock index pushed further into record high territory Tuesday even as U.S. markets were mixed on continued trade tariffs of Chinese goods.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 59.48 points to set a new closing high of 17,352.90 after posting an intraday record of 17,356.47.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 32.62 points at 28,939.67. However, the S&P 500 index was down 4.98 points at 3,283.15, while the Nasdaq composite was down 22.60 points at 9,251.33.

The Canadian dollar traded for US76.56¢ compared with an average of US76.64¢ on Monday.

The February crude contract was up US15¢ at US$58.23 per barrel and the February natural gas contract was up half a cent at US$2.19 per mmBTU.

The February gold contract was down US$6.00 at US$1,544.60 an ounce and the March copper contract was up 1.25 cents at US$2.87 a pound.