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American equity markets pull back at opening Wednesday

The US Stock market experienced a generally negative opening Wednesday after a rapid resurgence of equities Tuesday that major indices notching sizable gains.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ fell -0.19% as it settles in region of 3165.16, down -6.19 points in these moments. In addition, the S&P 500 is trading in negative territory, operating at 1507.17, descending -4.04 points or -0.27% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has moved lower at the opening as well, trading in the zone of 13922.36, presently -0.41% after a setback of -56.96 points.

Sectors are all trading in the red at the opening, however the Energy and Financial sectors have distinguished themselves as the losers thus far, falling -0.81% and -0.65% respectively. In other news, the price of crude has settled above USD $95.47 Wednesday.

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