Markets update

On the markets at 9:55 a.m. (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was down 100.54 points to 14,951.49.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 69.79 points to 21,738.61.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down 9.05 points to 2,435.19.The Nasdaq composite index was down 25.74 points to 6,257.270.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.04 cents US, down from Monday’s average price of 80.12 cents US.