American equity markets open in the green Thursday (Barcelona) - The US Stock market edged higher Thursday morning as investors digest slightly mixed employment data. In addition, the FOMC minutes later may shine light on the direction of the Fed, which certainly is eagerly being anticipated across several mediums. Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ has notched a tepid advance of +0.06% as it settles in region of 3137.11, up 1.48 points in these moments.

In addition, the S&P 500 is also residing in positive territory, operating at 1454.97, rising 4.26 points or +0.27% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has moved higher at the opening as well, operating in the zone of 13546.22, presently up +0.39% after a rise of 52.22 points.

After yesterdays plunge in crude oil and the energy sector, most sectors are performing positively across the board – one exception however is the Technology sector, which has distinguished itself as the biggest loser thus far, falling -0.11%. In other news, the price of crude has settled below USD $89.20 today, rising +1.21%.