Canada’s main stock index reached a record high close even as North American stock markets were relatively flat amid a lack of news on trade talks between the world’s largest economies.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 26.55 points at 16,909.38, beating the high set in late September.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was unchanged at 27,691.49. The S&P 500 index was up 4.83 points at 3,091.84, while the Nasdaq composite was up 21.81 points at 8,486.09.

The Canadian dollar traded for US75.60¢ compared with an average of 75.63¢ on Friday. The Bank of Canada was closed Monday for Remembrance Day.

The December crude contract was down 6¢ at US$56.80 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down 1.6¢ US$2.62 per mmBTU.

The December gold contract was down US$3.40 at US$1,453.70 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 1.85¢ at US$2.65 a pound.