Markets update at midmorning

On the markets at midmorning (ET):The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 58.20 points to 15,339.42, after 90 minutes of trading.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 128.12 points to 21,438.78. The S&P 500 index added 18.33 points to 2,437.71 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 54.65 points to 6,201.27.The Canadian dollar was trading at 76.54 cents US, up from Tuesday’s average price of 75.83 cents US.The August crude contract was up 53 cents at US$44.77 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was up four cents at US$3.11 per mmBTU.The August gold contract was up $3.30 to US$1,250.20 an ounce and the July copper contract was unchanged at US$2.65 a pound.