North American stock markets recover for first time since Brexit

North American markets recovering post-Brexit

TSX was up 130.39 points


TORONTO – Stock markets have been recovering this morning from two days of losses following the so-called Brexit vote.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 130.39 points at 13,820.18 after nearly two hours of trading this morning.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 137.15 points at 17,277.39, the broader S&P 500 composite index advanced 18.13 points to 2,018.67 and the Nasdaq composite gained 62.36 points to 4,656.81.

The Canadian dollar was at 76.47 cents US, down 0.02 of a cent from Monday’s close.

The August crude contract was up 59 cents at US$46.93 per barrel and July natural gas was up nearly 10 cents at US$2.836 per mmBTU.

The August gold contract fell $9.10 to US$1,315.30 an ounce and July copper contracts rose four cents to US$2.17 a pound.

How Brexit could affect Canada’s real estate market »

Here’s what Brexit means for Canada »

5 questions you probably have about Brexit »