The energy and industrials sectors helped Canada’s main stock index edge higher in late-morning trading.
The S&P/TSX composite index was up 11.13 points at 16,225.88.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 52.18 points at 26,709.16. The S&P 500 index was up 4.62 points at 2,935.37, while the Nasdaq composite was down 14.23 points at 8,014.01.
The Canadian dollar traded lower at 77.44 cents US compared with an average of 77.48 cents US on Thursday.
The November crude contract was up US$1.39 at US$71.71 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up 0.7 of a cent at US$2.97 per mmBTU.
The December gold contract was down US$7.20 at US$1,204.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 10.45 cents at US$2.84 a pound.