WatchTSX ends positive despite oil drop US markets mixed as trading resumes

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market ended the day in the black for just the third time since the Christmas break despite another fall in the price of oil that dragged down energy stocks.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index ended the day up 60.07 points at 12,002.24, recouping less than half of its 131-point decline on Monday.In New York, markers were mixed after being closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27.94 points to 16,016.02, while the broader S&P 500 added one point to 1,881.33 and the Nasdaq fell 11.47 points to 4,476.95.On commodity markets, the February contract for benchmark crude oil fell 96 cents to settle at US$28.46 a barrel, while February natural gas shed 0.9 of a cent to US$2.091 per mmBtu and February gold fell $1.60 to US$1,089.10 a troy ounce.The loonie posted a slight decline on the day, falling 0.01 of a U.S. cent to 68.69 cents US.The Canadian Press read more