Financial market highlights on Wednesday SPTSX 1506316 up 7820 points

Highlights at the close Wednesday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,063.16, up 78.20 pointsDow — 21,812.09, down 87.80 pointsS&P 500– 2,444.04, down 8.47 pointsNasdaq — 6,278.41, down 19.07 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 79.59 cents US, down 0.08 of a centPound — C$1.6078, down 0.24 of a centEuro — C$1.4835, up 0.75 of a centEuro — US$1.1808, up 0.49 of a centOil futures:US$48.41, up 58 cents(October contract)Gold futures:US$1,294.70 per oz., up $3.70(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$22.340 per oz., up 10.1 cents$718.23 per kg., up $3.25