Toronto's S&P/TSX index is currently 55.01 points lower, at 12,184.35, despite strength in commodities around signs of continued growth in the Chinese economy. Talks on the U.S. fiscal cliff still have trade on the defensive. The Canadian dollar is 15 basis points lower, at $1.0015 CAD/US dollar. The U.S. dollar has remained under pressure this session, currently trading at 79.875 or .288 lower. Gold is $6.90/mt higher at $1,717.80/ounce. Crude oil is up $.15 to $89.06, while Brent crude is $.41 lower at $110.82/barrel.
After losing strength late in the morning, soybean futures sold off under pressure, ...