Markets update

On the markets at 9:50 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 41.15 points to 15,277.82.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 22.03 points to 22,353.38.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 1.01 points to 2,504.88.The Nasdaq composite index was down 1.09 points to 6,453.55.The Canadian dollar was trading at 81.47 cents US, down from Monday’s average price of 81.71 cents US.