Strength in the technology and base metal sectors helped Canada’s main stock index rise more than 100 points in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 113.22 points at 20,388.76.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 77.25 points at 32,779.21. The S&P 500 index was up 6.14 points at 3,992.51, while the Nasdaq composite was up 41.65 points at 11,571.98.
The Canadian dollar traded for 72.54 cents US compared with 72.90 cents US on Tuesday.
The April crude contract was down US$1.29 at US$76.29 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down 12 cents at US$2.57 per mmBTU.
The April gold contract was up US$5.80 at US$1,825.80 an ounce and the May copper contract was up nine cents at US$4.06 a pound.