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Canada’s main stock index moved negative near the end of trading as the price of gold sank to a 2019 low.

The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 13.26 points to 16,502.20.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 67.89 points at 26,452.66. The S&P 500 index was up 1.48 points at 2,907.06, while the Nasdaq composite was up 24.21 points at 8,000.22.

The Canadian dollar traded at an average of US74.84¢ compared with an average of US74.88¢ on Monday.

The May crude contract was up 65¢ at US$64.05 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down 1.8¢ at US$2.57 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was down US$14.10 at US$1,277.20 an ounce and the May copper contract was up 0.45¢ at US$2.93 a pound.