The TSX composite rose 2.11 points to 13,401.53 in early trading on Monday. The Dow was down 12.72 to 15,558.11, while NASDAQ slipped 1.70 to 3,941.66.
Stocks were little changed as data showed factory production rose less than forecast before the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting starting tomorrow.
Fed policy makers meet Tuesday and Wednesday when they will consider when to start trimming $85 billion of bond purchases.
Output at factories rose 0.1 percent after a revised 0.5 percent gain in August that was smaller than initially estimated, figures from the Federal Reserve showed today in Washington.
The price of gold fell US$1.23 to US$1,350.30 an ounce, while silver dropped US$0.03 to US$22.52 an ounce.