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American equity markets advance at opening

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - With the onset of earnings season almost here, signaled by Alcoa (AA), many investors are bracing for positions and the lingering impact of risk premia stemming from Portugal. Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ rose +0.19% as it settles in region of 3228.25, up +6.19 points in these moments. In addition, the S&P 500 is trading in negative territory, operating at 1564.74, ascending +1.71 points or +0.11% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has edged higher at the opening, trading in the zone of 14637.18, presently +0.16% after a movement of +23.80 points.

Sectors are mostly positive at the opening, however the Financial and Basic Materials sectors have distinguished themselves as main winners thus far, rising +0.21% and +0.84% respectively. In other news, the price of crude has settled above USD $93.28/bbl Tuesday.

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