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While U.S. markets set record highs, Canada’s main stock index ended the week lower and the loonie hit a nine-month high.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 39.78 points to 16,488.12.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 243.95 points at 27,332.03. The S&P 500 index was up 13.86 points at 3,013.77, while the Nasdaq composite was up 48.10 points at 8,244.14.

The Canadian dollar traded for an average of US76.70¢ compared with an average of US76.51¢ on Thursday.

The August crude contract was up one cent at US$60.21 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up US3.7¢ at US$2.45 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract was up US$5.50 at US$1,412.20 an ounce and the September copper contract was up US0.7¢ at US$2.69 a pound.