American equity markets open positively Monday (Barcelona) - The US Stock market experienced an upbeat and positive opening Monday, as investors eye the looming March 1 deadline in the US. Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ rose +0.55% as it settles in region of 3179.64, up +17.27 points in these moments. In addition, the S&P 500 is trading in positive territory, operating at 1522.49, ascending +6.96 points or +0.46% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has moved high at the opening as well, trading in the zone of 14040.27, presently +0.28% after a movement of +39.70 points.

Sectors are nearly all in the green currently, however the Energy and Technology sectors have distinguished themselves as main winners thus far, advancing +0.59% and +0.56% respectively. In other news, the price of crude has settled below USD $93.49/bbl Monday.