The TSX composite was higher, rising 64.48 points to 12,858.53 in mid-morning trading on Thursday. The Dow jumped 96.47 to 13,875.80, while NASDAQ fell 0.87 to 3,152.80.
Agrium Inc. (TSX: T. AGU, Stock Forum) raised its fourth-quarter earnings forecast, after strong grain and oilseed prices increased demand for fertilizer products. Agrium shares rose 3.21% to $114.205.
The price of gold lost US$11.93 to US$1,674.18 an ounce, while silver slipped US$0.385 to U$31.87 an ounce.