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American equity markets open positively Friday

The US Stock market experienced a slightly positive opening Friday after the publication of economic data in the United States. In the US, the Trade Balance (December) came in at S-38.54B, much less than estimates calling for S-45.8B.

Beginning with the indices and composites, the NASDAQ rose +0.43% as it settles in region of 3178.34, up +13.49 points in these moments. In addition, the S&P 500 is trading in positive territory, operating at 1512.54, ascending +3.54 points or +0.24% at the time of writing. Finally, the Dow Jones has moved higher at the opening as well, trading in the zone of 13952.04, presently +0.06% after an advance of +7.99 points.

Sectors are all mostly positive at the opening, however the Technology and Financial sectors have distinguished themselves as the winners thus far, climbing +0.40% and +0.19% respectively. In other news, the price of crude has settled above USD $96.46 Friday.

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