American equity markets creep higher Thursday (Barcelona) - The US Stock market experienced a positive opening Thursday as European and Chinese optimism helped fuel the markets across the board. In the EMU specifically, the ECB maintained the interest rate at 0.75%.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ rose +0.54% as it settles in region of 3122.77, up +16.92 points in these moments. In addition, the S&P 500 is trading in positive territory, operating at 1467.13, gaining +6.09 points or +0.42% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has moved higher at the opening as well, trading in the zone of 13429.18, presently +0.29% after an ascent of +38.67 points.

Sectors are all green at the opening, however the Energy and Technology sectors have distinguished themselves as the winners thus far, jumping +0.62% and +0.97% respectively. In other news, the price of crude has settled above USD $94.10 today.