TSX Wall Street barely changed ahead of OPEC meeting

TORONTO — There was little movement on Toronto and New York Stock markets as traders wait to see what emerges from Thursday’s meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.The S&P/TSX composite index was in negative territory for a third straight day, but down a mere 2.09 points at 14,063.69.Wall Street indexes were up slightly in the face of mixed economic reports out of the U.S. and China. The Dow Jones industrial average added 2.47 points to 17,789.67, while the broader S&P 500 gained 2.37 points at 2,099.33 and the Nasdaq edged up 4.20 points to 4,952.25.In commodities, the July contract for natural gas posted another strong advance, up nine cents at US$2.38 per mmBTU after having shot up 12 cents on Tuesday. August gold was down $2.80 at US$1,214.70 a troy ounce and July copper lost two cents to US$2.07 a pound.The July contract for benchmark North American crude pulled back nine cents to US$49.01 a barrel. However, the Canadian dollar, which usually follows oil prices, was up 0.25 of a U.S. cent at 76.53 cents US. read more