Business Report MIDDAY: Greenback forces oil lower; TSX shows early gains SHARE ON: Wendy Gray, staff Monday, Feb. 4th, 2019 The American greenback continues its wild swing. After finishing lower on Friday it is higher today, putting negative pressure on oil and gold. Oil is down $1.46 to $53.80 a barrel. Gold has clawed back a little but is still off over five dollars this morning. The loonie continues to fall losing 15/100 of a cent to $0.7617 cents US. The TSX is up 51 points to 15,557.