Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ rose +0.60% as it settles in region of 3161.17, up +18.81 points in these moments. In addition, the S&P 500 is trading in positive territory, operating at 1505.82, climbing +7.56 points or +0.50% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has moved higher at the opening as well, trading in the zone of 13937.60, presently +0.56% after an ascent of +77.02 points.
Sectors are all mixed at the opening, however the Technology and Basic Materials sectors have distinguished themselves as the winners thus far, jumping +0.74% and +0.80% respectively. In other news, the price of crude has settled above USD $96.60 Friday.