Sep 26, 2012 / 6:52 am
The Toronto Stock Exchange dropped at the open as commodity prices lost ground amid negative investor sentiment.
The S&P/TSX commodity index fell 83.28 to 12,173.9.
The Canadian dollar fell 0.26 of a cent to 101.72 cents US as commodity prices failed to get a lasting boost from an improvement Tuesday in U.S. consumer confidence to its highest level since February.
Wall Street markets were also lower, with the Dow industrial average down 0.07 points to 13,457.48, the Nasdaq fell 9.97 points at 3,107.76 and the broader S&P 500 index was down 4.25 points to 1,437.34.
Meanwhile, the benchmark New York oil contract was $1.10 lower at $90.27 a barrel, the December gold contract slipped $17.40 to 1,749 and the December copper contract fell five cents to $3.71.
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