American equity markets open markedly higher (Barcelona) - The US Stock market moved marginally higher Monday morning as the United States reported a plethora of economic data, including the Consumer Price Index, that generally was positive or in line with expectations. Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ has gained +0.47% as it settles in region of 3078.28, up 14.10 points in these moments.

In addition, the S&P 500 is also trading in positive territory, operating at 1450.08, rising 9.83 points or +0.69% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has moved higher at the opening as well, operating in the zone of 13514.69, presently up +0.67% after a climb of 89.88 points.

Sectors are all positive at the opening, however the healthcare and energy sectors have distinguished themselves as the winner thus far, rising +1.00 and 1.08% respectively. In other news, the price of crude has settled below USD $91.60 today, falling -0.27%.