The TSX composite rose 8.08 points to 13,332.83 in early trading on Friday. The Dow was up 29.79 to 15,539.00, while NASDAQ gained 29.60 to 3,958.56.
In the U.S., data today showed orders for U.S. durable goods rose in September by the most in three months as stronger demand for commercial and military aircraft outweighed a drop in business equipment.
Bookings for goods meant to last at least three years increased 3.7% after a revised 0.2% gain in August, the Commerce Department said.
The price of gold fell US$0.67 to US$1,346.27 an ounce, while silver slipped US$0.29 to US$22.41 an ounce.